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Broadband rollout progresses as new guidance published for deploying essential infrastructure.

Framework for planning and highway authorities on siting and maintaining street cabinets and poles.

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To increase the pace of superfast broadband rollout, we have today published new guidance for Code Operators, communications providers and local authorities deploying electronic communications apparatus that aids broadband rollout.

The Code of Practice will make it easier for street cabinets and overhead lines to be installed, saving time and money, while being sited as sensitively as possible within their local environment.

This new guidance has been jointly produced by communications industry stakeholders and representatives from local planning and highways authorities and builds on our proposed changes to siting requirements consultation for broadband cabinets and overhead lines which ran earlier this year.

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Published 7 June 2013