Friday, 28 July 2017

What does 'universal' really mean when it comes to broadband?

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 20 May 16

3.84 million U.K. premises connected under BDUK and queen promises 'the right' to high-speed broadband, but there could be a hefty cost for some.

The U.K.'s government-backed broadband rollout programme this week released new figures that show it is just about meeting its targets for extending high-speed Internet coverage to difficult to reach areas, but while all looks rosy on paper, people living in remote locations are still not getting what they need and could find themselves paying a high price for connectivity in future. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on Thursday announced that as of the end of March 3.84 million U.K. premises had access to a superfast broadband service as a result of projects carried out under the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme…

The U.K.'s government-backed broadband rollout programme this week released new figures that show it is just about meeting its targets for extending high-speed Internet coverage to difficult to reach areas, but while all looks rosy on paper, people living in remote locations are still not getting what they need and could find themselves paying a high price for connectivity in future. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on Thursday announced that as of the end of March 3.84 million U.K. premises had access to a superfast broadband service as a result of projects carried out under the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme…

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