At the moment, most of the UK’s broadband networks rely on old copper wiring, however this technology is being switched off – this is referred to as the ‘Copper Switch Off’.
The old analogue copper technology is being replaced with fibre optic cables. Fibre optic – also known as fibre broadband – delivers a more reliable and better quality experience, making it ideal for video streaming, online gaming and downloading large amounts of data at home.
The UK Government has set a target for 85% of homes to have access to ultra-fast fibre broadband by 2025, and telecommunication providers (telcos) are working at pace to meet this deadline. Telcos are working region by region and will notify you when they are planning to install fibre networks on your street.