Installation of New Telegraph Poles

The Minister for Data and Digital Infrastructure wrote to telecom operators asking them to consider alternatives to the use of telegraph poles as they roll out faster and more reliable broadband across the country.

Note: Telecoms operators have code powers which allow them to install new equipment, such as telegraph poles, in public spaces such as verges without recourse to the planning system, however the Minister is asking suppliers to use these powers as a last resort and to use alternatives wherever possible.






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