Broadband is on the political agenda in Britain. Just under 2.5 million properties in the United Kingdom currently have a full-fibre connection. That is an increase of over a million in a year but still only represents 8% of premises. When campaigning to become leader of the Conservative party, Boris Johnson had promised to deliver full fibre to every home in the land within five years for £5 billion, a figure that many analysts questioned. The party now has a more conservative aim to accelerate the delivery of fast, reliable and secure broadband networks to millions of homes as soon as possible. The Labour party then surprised many with a full-fibre free for all election pledge that would see part of the incumbent telco re-nationalised. Whether that is visionary or illusory depends on your political perspective. But at least there is recognition of the economic and political importance of connectivity infrastructure and that the applications extend beyond watching online video.