SENDING PM is a front-runner, Johnson’s promises to end the digital divide in 2025

Boris Johnson, the leadership, a candidate for the british Conservative Prime minister, however, in London, Britain, on June 15, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson is the front-runner to replace Prime Minister, Theresa May, pledged on Sunday to “break the digital divide” in the united Kingdom, with the deployment of full-fibre broadband in the year 2025.

His column in the Telegraph newspaper, Johnson was being criticized for missing out on the first tv debate on Sunday with the other candidates for the Conservative party leader, has said that he would have to speed up the deployment of full-fibre broadband.

“The government has set a target for 100 per cent roll-out of a full fibre optic broadband by 2033! … If you have a deadline that is so unambitious,” he wrote.

“We have to say goodbye to the BRITISH, manana approach to high-speed, and leaves, full of fibres and for all by 2025.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by Peter Cooney

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