Broadband still on government action list


Broadband still on government action list

Despite there being no mention of the subject in the agreement thrashed out by the Lib Dems and the Conservatives this week, improving the state of Britain's broadband infrastructure his high on the agenda for the incoming coalition government, according to Ian Grant at our sister publication, ComputerWeekly.

A government spokesperson told Grant that "broadband is a high priority for the government, but we have only been here 24 hours."

Yesterday, BT ramped up its own plans for super-fast broadband after pumping an extra £1bn into the project. It claims this will extend coverage to 66% of UK homes by 2015.

The government also said that it is unlikely that the controversial Digital Economy Act, which has been welcomed by anti-piracy campaigners and software industry advocates as much as it has been condemned by the UK's ISPs, will be repealed.

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This was first published in May 2010

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