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Narrowband Britain
Wednesday 14 February 2001 14:25:00 by Sebastien Lahtinen

FT.com has written an article about the government's plans to downsize their plans to bring everyone in Britain into the 21st century. Telcos have re-affirmed their concerns over the unbundling delays

Patricia Hewitt, the e-commerce minister, on Tuesday said the government chose not to spend £1bn to upgrade all the UK's telephone exchanges because it could be "a waste of taxpayer's money".

Government officials had considered spending the £1bn to open up the BT exchanges for Digital Subscriber Line - DSL - equipment.

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