Fibre improves the quality of online experiences and supports exciting new developments in internet services.

Fibre broadband at home means everyone in the family can do their own thing online, all at the same time – including: downloading music, watching catch-up TV, streaming HD or 3D movies and posting photos/videos to social networking sites. 

The benefits are also considerable for businesses. Firms can speed up file and data transfers, collaborate with colleagues and customers on conference/video calls or swap their hardware and expensive software licenses for files, processing power and software from cloud computing. Staff can work as effectively from home as they would in the office. 

Government believes these benefits will reinforce the UK’s position as a leading digital economy and will help to create local jobs and national growth.

These broadband programmes will help to bring broadband to parts of the country that would not otherwise be reached by the private sector. They will ensure that consumers and business will continue to enjoy high speeds, a competitive broadband market, and attractively-priced services.