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The government has issued an interim response to a recent assessment of the UK's future broadband needs published earlier this year, which had called for a national broadband plan for the future of the technology to be implemented by spring next year.

The report, published by the National Infrastructure Commission also called for nationwide coverage of full fibre broadband to be in place by 2033, a target the government has committed to meeting.

It was reported by ISPReview.co.uk that while the response to the report does not contain much in the way of new information, it reinforces the government's aims when it comes to improving the nation's broadband connectivity.

The document, published by the Treasury as part of its wider response to July's National Infrastructure Assessment, notes that Westminster has already committed £1 billion to developing the next generation of connectivity.

"In the coming decades our digital infrastructure will be key to driving economic growth," it stated. "This is why the government is committed to achieving a nationwide full fibre broadband network by 2033, and for the majority of the population to be covered by a 5G signal by 2027."

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