Johnson sets bold targets for broadband


The country has been rife with speculation about Britain’s biggest topic, Brexit. But what is our new, controversial, Prime Minister going to do for businesses?

Well, when it comes to broadband, Boris Johnson, has called the current government target to make gigabit broadband available across the country by 2033 “laughably unambitious”. Easy for you to say, Boris. 

So, what has Johnson promised?

Standing outside of 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister said he would make gigabit broadband available across the country by 2025. That’s eight years earlier than promised by his predecessor, Theresa May.

According to an Ofcom report in 2019, just seven percent of the UK currently have access to full-fibre broadband. 

Virgin Media has pledged to offer gigabit broadband to its entire network by the end of 2021. Gigabit broadband speeds are much faster, with the ability to download 4K video content in just minutes. 

Do you think the government is setting realistic targets? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Tweet us at @freetoperform

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