Saturday, 21 October 2017

Fast ROI in Co Durham raises questions over viability of BDUK

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Thursday 16 June 16

Government-backed broadband rollout scheme extends coverage target in northern county after strong performance.

The U.K. government's ongoing project to extend high-speed broadband connectivity to difficult-to-reach parts of the U.K. has been particularly successful in County Durham, leading to a new 98% coverage target, the government disclosed at day two of Total Telecom's Connected Britain event in London on Thursday. But while Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) boss Chris Townsend talked up the speedy return on investment (ROI) the scheme achieved in the north of England and shared the government's ambitions to replicate the pattern elsewhere…

The U.K. government's ongoing project to extend high-speed broadband connectivity to difficult-to-reach parts of the U.K. has been particularly successful in County Durham, leading to a new 98% coverage target, the government disclosed at day two of Total Telecom's Connected Britain event in London on Thursday. But while Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) boss Chris Townsend talked up the speedy return on investment (ROI) the scheme achieved in the north of England and shared the government's ambitions to replicate the pattern elsewhere…

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