New build developments - delivering gigabit-capable connections: consultation

Consultation to collect views on the proposals to amend building standards to ensure that all housing developers are taking the necessary steps to equip new build homes with gigabit-ready infrastructure.

3. Current Policy

Currently the Building Standards Technical Handbook Section 4.14 β€˜In-building physical infrastructure for high-speed electronic communications network’ outlines the current requirements to provide in-building infrastructure.

At present every building and building unit must be designed and constructed in such a way that:

a. a high-speed ready in-building physical infrastructure up to a network termination point for high-speed electronic communications network is provided;

b. in the case of a building which contains more than one building unit, a common access point for high-speed electronic communications networks is provided.



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