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UK Government To Invest In UK Broadband
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msg:4239251
 12:39 pm on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

UK Government To Invest In UK Broadband [bbc.co.uk]
Every community in the UK will gain access to super-fast broadband by 2015 under plans outlined today.

The private sector is to deliver broadband to two thirds of the UK. Other, mainly rural, areas will receive public funds to build a "digital hub" with a fibre optic internet connection.

Ministers say they aim for the UK to have Europe's best broadband network.

Explaining why the government had abandoned the plans of the former administration that promised 2 megabits per second broadband for all by 2012, he said: "It's silly to hang your hat on a speed like two meg when the game is changing the whole time.

He added: "What we've said is that just giving people two meg is not enough, what people use the internet for is changing the whole time."


 

piatkow




msg:4239269
 1:35 pm on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

The "public funds" will be diverted from those allocated to the TV digital changeover.

This rather reminds me of a company I used to work for where software was hardly ever upgraded because there was always another "next big thing" just around the corner.

IanTurner




msg:4239303
 2:46 pm on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

The report I heard was that it was going to be jointly funded out of the TV licence fee and private investment.

g1smd




msg:4239309
 3:05 pm on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

Too little, too late.

BT wanted to shove a fibre optic up everyones drive in the 1990s.

Thatcher stopped 'em, and then invited foreign cable companies in to install equipment that was already obsolete in their existing home markets.

topr8




msg:4239325
 3:56 pm on Dec 6, 2010 (gmt 0)


BT wanted to shove a fibre optic up everyones drive in the 1990s.

Thatcher stopped 'em,


not being political here but Thatcher resigned from Office in 1990

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