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Get your broadband off the government
Thursday 31 January 2002 10:06:00 by Andrew Ferguson

BBC News Online have an interesting item based around some comments that Jim Norton who is head of Deutsche Telekom in the UK and also a member of the Broadband Stakeholders Group has made.

Apparently the idea is that the government would negotiate the best broadband deal in a region for the local councils, schools, libraries, Country council etc and then consumers would be able to benefit once the infrastructure is in place. A pilot scheme is in place already apparently somewhere in the east of England, dont get too excited as the system is described as a 'slow-burn' programme but it is certainly better than the complete lack of rollout from ADSL and cable providers at present.

The way the scheme appears to work means that it wont necceassarily use ADSL nation-wide, but one of the competing DSL, cable modem, wireless or satellite technologies.


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