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Civil engineering company John Henry Group has hailed the growing deployment of fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband.

According to Mark Heraghty, Non-Executive Chairman of the firm, FTTP is the best "future-proof" broadband option for the UK.

Speaking to, he pointed out that 96 per cent of of the UK is already receiving superfast hybrid fibre/copper (or similar) networks.

However, Mr Heraghty said these networks do still have limitations, particularly if a household wants to enjoy access to high-definition streaming.

"As the devices that provide these services also become more affordable, this will increase the strain on the final third of the copper network (into the home/premises)," he commented.

Mr Heraghty added that demand for bandwidth will keep growing as people's appetite for smart electronics, thermostats, fridges and products such as the Amazon Echo is increasing.

This, he said, is pushing up the demand for bandwidth in residential areas, hence the growing need for FTTP.

"People's homes are becoming more intelligent," Mr Heraghty observed.


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