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Broadband - Broadband News - Fibre broadband could cost up to 28.8 billion

Fibre broadband could cost up to 28.8 billion

9th September 2008

Installing Fibre broadband from the exchange direct to the house could cost around 28.8 billion and offer broadband speeds of around 1Gb

A report from the Government Broadband advisory group that was looking into different ways that the UK could move into next generation broadband has said that taking Fibre broadband to every UK home would cost around 28.8 billion.

The most expensive option would have a dedicated fibre from the telephone exchange straight to the home and would offer broadband speeds of around 1Gb.
This price could be reduced to 24.5 billion if FTTH (Fibre To The Home) comes from the cabinet and with a shared fibre cable from the exchange to the cabinet.
The cheapest option would be to just take FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet), which would cost around 5.1 billion and offer broadband speeds around 30Mb-100Mb which is much reduced over the other 2 options.

Obviously the home for people in the UK is for the fastest broadband speeds possible so that there is a sufficient lasting infrastructure for way into the future.

Author: Mark Ward
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