Following the announcement today that Boris Johnson is set to become Prime Minister after winning the Conservative leadership election, and his repeated pledge in his acceptance speech to bring full fibre broadband to every home, Lloyd Felton, chief executive of County Broadband, has issued the following statement:
“Full fibre broadband was a key policy in Boris’ campaign and was ranked alongside education and infrastructure in importance in his acceptance speech. Working with unique, local full fibre providers like ourselves, he must now deliver on his full fibre broadband pledge.
“Building next-generation full fibre broadband – and ripping up old Victorian copper-based networks to catch up with the rest of the world – is vital for rural residents, businesses and economies in East Anglia to thrive in today’s connected world, from 4K streaming, online services and file sharing, to attracting investment and becoming digital leaders.
“On behalf of frustrated and digitally forgotten rural communities across our region, we welcome and share the new prime minister’s bold statement of intent to deliver full fibre broadband to every premises in the UK.”