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If Labour wins the 2019 UK general election, what will be mean UK broadband download speeds 5 years later?

The Labour party has announced a plan to bring free full-fiber broadband to every home and business in the UK by partially nationalizing BT. Labour believes that this plan will cost £20bn, though the Conservatives have criticized this, claiming that it is likely to cost £83bn over 10 years and that nationalisation will discourage private investment.

The UK's mean download speed is currently 22.37Mbps in 2019, up from 18.57Mbps in 2018; this is in the bottom third of European broadband speeds, due to the slow rollout of full-fiber broadband. Full-fiber broadband itself can reach speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

If, in the 2019 election, Labour, or a coalition with Labour making up the majority of seats, forms a government, what will be mean broadband speeds in the UK in 2024?

Judgement will be by Cable's Worldwide broadband speed league 2024.


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