Advanced Television

UK ‘altnets’ welcome greater broadband certainty

December 13, 2019

By Colin Mann

The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) the UK co-operative trade association for next generation broadband services – has congratulated new Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his election victory, welcoming the “greater certainty” the result will bring.

“On behalf of our members, INCA offers congratulations to the Prime Minister for his historic General Election victory,” commented INCA CEO Malcolm Corbett. “Our members welcome the clarity of the result and the greater certainty this brings. We look forward to working with the new ministerial team as INCA’s members continue to build the best possible digital infrastructure our country needs and deserves.”

The Conservative Manifesto reiterated Johnson’s pledge to deliver ‘gigabit-capable’ networks throughout the country by 2025. According to INCA, this is a challenging target and it confirms it will continue working to address key issues including potential restrictions on labour supply, trade, busting through barriers to deployment and funding allocations with the new minister and officials.

The Labour opposition’s General Election pledge had been to roll out a full-fibre network nationwide and provide free broadband for all, nationalising infrastructure provider Openreach.

Categories: Articles, Broadband