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Physical infrastructure to enable connections to superfast broadband
New Building Regulations Part R1 applies to all projects from January 1st 2017.
All new buildings and major refurbishments must be provided with the physical infrastructure to allow for high-speed internet connection. That means 30 Mbps or faster.
R1 only calls for the physical infrastructure, for example a duct to be run to an access point fixed to the outside of the building. The regulation does not cover any wiring.
There are very few exemptions such as in remote, isolated rural areas and to some historic or listed buildings where the installation would harm the character of the building.