Jeremy Corbyn has faced heavy criticism over his new pledge for free broadband for all of the United Kingdom. It comes as BT has hit out over the costings to implement the policy which would see every household in the UK have free super-fast broadband.
Philip Jansen, CEO of BT, has hit out at the pricing for the policy. The CEO has said that it will cost near £100 billion, 10x the cost that Labour has said it would. Many people have suggested that Labour cannot be trusted with managing the UK’s finances.
Philip Jansen went onto tell a national broadcaster: “We’re really delighted that all political parties see broadband, full-fibre, and the infrastructure bill that goes with that as being a central topic for the future of our country, so I’m really delighted that the Labour Party have got behind the idea.”
“I’m delighted that the Labour Party, the Tories, the Lib Dems are all totally of the same view – we have to build full-fibre, it’s the right technology. I mention South Korea, Japan, China… they’ve got it everywhere already, we have to have it in the UK for our businesses and homes so we have a chance of increasing productivity.”