Matthew Hare awarded OBE for services to broadband provision
Matthew Hare is now Matthew Hare OBE and joins a growing group of other recipients of the Order of the British Empire who have been involved in the roll-out of full fibre (FTTP) services in the UK.
The full list of Birthday Honours 2018 is on the Cabinet Office site. The three main levels to the Order of the British Empire that most people recognise are Commander (CBE), Officer (OBE) and Member (MBE), there are two more senior levels Knight Grand Cross or Dame Grand Cross (GBE) and Knight Commander or Dame Commander (KBE) with recipients then able to use Sir or Dame.
Other well known full fibre people to have previously received Honours are:
- Dana Tobak CBE (Hyperoptic) in the New Years list at the end of 2017
- Christine Conder OBE (B4RN) in 2015
- Barry Forde MBE (B4RN) in 2015
The full citation for the boss of Gigaclear is 'For services to Broadband Provision in the UK'.