LGA Encourage Faster Broadband Speeds
The Local Government Association urges property developers to adopt council proposals for a new FTTP that provides at least 10Mbps download speed.
18:17 04 April 2018
The Local Government Association (LGA) wants property developers to ensure that every home they sell has Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) connectivity, which delivers a minimum download speed of 10Mbps. According to a research, only 32per cent of properties in rural England last year are connected by FTTP broadband while 17per cent do not have access to decent internet connectivity.
Mark Hawthorne, chairman of the LGA’s People and Places Board, said: “Connecting our rural residents to future-proofed, fast and reliable broadband is vital to helping them get on in life and benefit from the advantages that decent digital connectivity can bring.
“The standard of digital connectivity we provide to our new-build homes should reflect our national ambition to roll out world-class digital infrastructure across the country.
“Residents will no longer tolerate digital connectivity taking a back seat in developers’ plans.
“We call on the Government, homebuilders and the broadband industry to work with us and develop the details of this proposal and give homebuyers the confidence to invest in a new home, knowing they won’t be stuck in the digital slow lane.”