Monday, 14 June 2021

“A litany of failures”: Public accounts committee blasts gigabit broadband rollout plans

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Friday 08 January 21

The committee said that the lack of a clear strategy towards the national rollout would “compound and exacerbate” digital inequalities during the new UK lockdown

The public accounts committee (PAC), comprising a group of MPs that oversee public spending, have lambasted the national gigabit broadband rollout plans as a “litany of failures”, arguing that the government is allowing digital inequality to worsen at a time when connectivity is more important than ever.    With the UK headed into yet another lockdown, the ever-present threat of the digital divide is once again being thrown into stark relief. The PAC’s report, published on Friday…

The public accounts committee (PAC), comprising a group of MPs that oversee public spending, have lambasted the national gigabit broadband rollout plans as a “litany of failures”, arguing that the government is allowing digital inequality to worsen at a time when connectivity is more important than ever.    With the UK headed into yet another lockdown, the ever-present threat of the digital divide is once again being thrown into stark relief. The PAC’s report, published on Friday…

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