Hull has become the first city in the UK where everyone can get full fibre broadband.
This achievement has come after a seven year investment programme – and the fact that this city has led the way in developing this vital technology tells us an interesting story about the UK’s broadband strategy.
Full fibre, where a fibre optic cable comes right into your home rather than to a streetside cabinet, is the gold standard of broadband, available to only 8% of UK premises.
We lag far behind many of our European neighbours, a fact which has dismayed the Prime Minister.
Boris Johnson has promised that everyone in the UK will have access to this ultrafast service by 2025.
That is a pledge that has left the internet industry and BT