The government should halt its taxation of fibre-optic cable broadband networks if it wants to speed up Britain's next-generation development.
That is according to fibre-optic broadband supplier the i3 Group, which has warned that companies have less of an incentive to invest if they are taxed heavily for the construction of fibre-optic networks.
Tax levels on fibre construction could lead the i3 Group to reconsider their plans for a 100Mb broadband network.
"While not entirely mutually exclusive, the twin aims of faster connectivity in order to support national business and educational needs and revenue raising from fibre taxation, work in opposition to each other," explained i3 Group Chief Executive and founder, Elfed Thomas.
He went on: "The potential damage to the timely roll out of a national fibre network cannot be under estimated."
The i3 Group's Fibrecity project connected parts of Bournemouth with broadband offering speeds of up to 100Mb.