A recent report in the Financial Times said improving broadband and mobile signals in rural areas remains a priority for the government and Ofcom, the telecoms regulator.
Mike McTighe, chairman of Openreach, told the Financial Times that it was 'fundamentally not right' that 5% of British citizens still cannot connect to an adequate broadband connection. He said that number should be reduced to 3% within two years and that the business has an 'ambition' to fix the problem ahead of a push by the government to introduce a universal service obligation.
Note: The Universal Service Obligation only requires a minimum speed of 10 Mbps and there is no promised delivery date from the government. Most of Baughurst is firmly in the last 3% who will not even get 10 Mbps after 2020. HBL will deliver whatever 'Speed you Need' this year.
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