PM meets BT to discuss fibre broadband progress

Prime Minister David Cameron meets with BT chief executive Ian LivingstonPrime Minister David Cameron met with BT chief executive Ian Livingston today to hear about the company's vision for Broadband Britain.

Livingston explained how the UK is set to strengthen its position as one of Europe’s leading broadband nations thanks to BT's investment and the funds that the government is making available via Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK).

The Prime Minister heard that within the next five or six years, fibre-based services could be available to more than 90 per cent of UK premises.

That would mean that the majority of the UK would be able to access broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps or above.

Said Livingston: “superfast broadband can be a catalyst for economic growth.

“We have recently recruited a further 800 engineers to help deploy it but it is what it can do for business that is so impressive.

“The government has been a great supporter in recognising that this type of infrastructure investment can drive the UK’s long term growth,” he said.