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The current financial constraints which many broadband providers are under could hand an opportunity to local-based fibre-optic networks.

That is the view of IT news provider, which has highlighted the findings of the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG).

The theory goes that such is the cost of a UK-wide fibre-to-the-home network - estimated at £28.8 billion - that a huge amount of private sector investment is not likely anytime soon.

According to "Given the wider economic crisis, there has to be a question mark over the plans to put the UK at the forefront of high-speed communications.

"This presents an opportunity for smaller-scale initiatives for local fibre networks, a model pursued with some success on the continent."

The BSG's report - The Costs of Deploying Fibre-Based Next Generation Broadband – found that a fibre-to-the-cabinet solution would cost over £20 billion less at £5.1 billion.

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