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Boris Johnson's promise of full fibre in the UK by 2025 is pie in the sky

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Donald Mansour
Jul 17, 2019 11:00
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From the man who brought us the garden bridge and water cannons

Analysis Likely future UK prime minister Boris Johnson has pledged to bring full fibre to all homes by 2025, a claim that telecoms experts have widely dismissed.

Writing in his £275,000-a-year weekly column in the Telegraph, Johnson said he addressed the issue of better broadband at a meeting with the Lincolnshire Conservatives.

"[W]hen I mentioned another priority of mine – almost casually – those farmers smote their weatherbeaten hands together and roared their assent.

Johnson said it was a "disgrace" that "this country should suffer from a deep digital divide, so that many rural areas and towns are simply left behind".

He went on to compare the UK's full-fibre penetration of 7 per cent with Spain's 85 per cent.

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