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Govt considers ways to roll out fibre optic broadband

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010 by Cable.co.uk

The government is to hold an event to raise support for the rollout of fibre optic broadband across the UK.

Plans that will see fibre optic cable broadband rolled out across the UK are to be discussed at an upcoming industry event.

The government is holding an open day on July 15th in London, where it will invite potential partners and internet service providers to give their ideas on plans to ensure universal broadband plans are a success.

In particular, the event will consider how to ensure all homes and businesses have access to 2Mbps broadband by 2012, as well as ways to guarantee fibre optic broadband is available in remote areas.

The idea will then be considered by Broadband Delivery UK, which is responsible for the government's internet plans.

Reports recently suggested that the government is behind the idea of using money left over from the digital TV switchover to boost its broadband plans.

It is believed that a surplus of £55 million has been generated as part of the switchover campaign across the UK.

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