The government has now given a clear indication that its wants providers to start moving towards providing Fibre to the home
In Wednesday's Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce £400m funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.
Private investors will be asked to match the amount.
The money will be aimed at fibre broadband providers who are looking to expand.
The UK must move towards providing "fibre-to-the-property" broadband, rather than fibre to the roadside cabinet, the Chancellor will say.