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Broadband in the UK: A new infrastructure asset class?


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Summary: Broadband has been a relatively forgotten part of the infrastructure environment. Now, however, due to changes in UK government policy, broadband infrastructure upgrades in the UK provide a significant investment opportunity. In this article we discuss the current situation, the initiatives in the sector and how these translate into a variety of investment opportunities.

BT will not have to sell off its Openreach business. Instead, Ofcom (the regulator) has stated that Openreach will become a separate legal entity within the BT group with its own staff, constitution and board of directors (with duties to Openreach, not BT). However, there are still potentially significant changes occurring to broadband connection in the United Kingdom.

But, to dial back slightly, what is infrastructure, what is Openreach, and why is broadband important?

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