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UK home-builders under pressure to prioritise fibre to the premises

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The state-funded Local Government Association has called for new houses to come with a clear indication of whether or not they have fibre connectivity.

Specifically this would take the form of a ‘kite mark’, which is a logo traditionally used as a mark of quality assurance in the UK.

The LGA argument is that, which new-builds are required to have a certain minimal level of utilities such as water and electricity.

Since connectivity is generally considered to be just as essential a commodity these days, it should be treated with equivalent priority when building a house.

“Connecting our rural residents to future-proofed, fast and reliable broadband is vital to helping them get on in life and benefit from the advantages that decent digital connectivity can bring,” said Councillor Mark Hawthorne, Chairman of the LGA’s People and Places Board

“The standard of digital connectivity we provide to our new build homes should reflect our national ambition to roll out world-class digital infrastructure across the country.

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