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Rural broadband costs higher

PUBLISHED: 14:10 11 October 2008 | UPDATED: 08:28 28 March 2014

The cost of connecting rural Britain to superfast fibre-based broadband will far exceed costs in urban areas, say government advisers.

The cost of connecting rural Britain to superfast fibre-based broadband will far exceed costs in urban areas, say government advisers.

Fibre-based connections, which enable download speeds of 30-100 megabits per second, could deliver a range of benefits.

But the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) said rolling out fibre nationwide would cost up to £28.8bn, depending on the technology used.

The cheapest option would cost £5.1bn.

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