Government Announces UK Homes Must Have Gigabit Broadband
UK Government makes it a legal requirement for contractors to ensure all new homes support Gigabit internet.
11:26 16 January 2023
The UK Government has recently announced the amendment to the Building Regulations making it a legal requirement for property developers to ensure that newly built homes have the latest infrastructure to support Gigabit internet service.
In a document, the Government says it is mandatory for developers to ensure new builds are future-proofed with internet speeds capable of streaming 4K and 8K video and games on multiple devices.
In a media release, Digital Infrastructure Minister Julia Lopez said: “Nothing should stop people from seizing the benefits of better broadband, whether it is an unresponsive landlord or a property developer’s failure to act.
“Thanks to our new laws, millions of renters will no longer be prevented from getting a broadband upgrade due to the silence of their landlord, and those moving into newly built homes can be confident they’ll have access to the fastest speeds available from the day they move in.”