The UK's fiber gap is not closing fast enough


Years before it bungled its response to COVID-19 , the UK was accused of bungling its approach to fiber broadband. Until recently, it had resisted investment in full-fiber networks as if they were a sinister European Union plot to take control of UK telecom. It languished at the bottom of fiber rankings, behind dedicated plodders like Italy and Croatia. Some important funding announcements and a regulatory shake-up later, and the UK is on the rise.


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