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Government mulls broadband help

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The UK government is considering intervening in the way broadband is rolled out, in an effort to speed up the deployment of super-fast services. Stephen Timms, Minister for Competitiveness, ordered a summit to look at the role of government in providing next-generation broadband.
    While other countries are investing in new ways to deliver higher bandwidth, the UK is seen as lagging behind.

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  2. pow-wow

    pow-wow New Member Webmaster

    UK is seen as lagging behind because the cost of civil engineering work in the UK is particularly high. Government intervention in lowering these costs as well as help with planning laws and providing the necessary ducting for fibre would be a step in the right direction

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