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SSE exploring ultrafast broadband network

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Energy giant SSE is exploring major investments in ultrafast broadband infrastructure, threatening a new challenge to BT and Virgin Media.
E nergy giant SSE is exploring major investments in ultrafast broadband infrastructure, threatening a new challenge to BT and Virgin Media.
The deep-pocketed utilities provider is working on the business case for laying new fibre optics to homes and businesses that would offer faster, more reliable internet connections than copper telephone lines or cable.
David Walter, director of SSE’s fledgling broadband business, said the company was working on infrastructure investment plans “all the time” to accelerate its push into the telecoms sector. No firm decisions have been taken and an investment is not imminent.
The move would be seen as a major signal of confidence in the growing links between broadband and the utilities sector.

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