2 posts • joined Friday 18th November 2011 09:09 GMT
BDUK is demonstrably a failure
It has not, and can not deliver fast ubiquitous broadband for the UK. That is why this document
Was sent to the House of Lords/Commons, MPs etc and is currently being read in Brussels.
It is possible to deliver fast (100Mbps+) broadband universally - but not this way - and not by doling out cash to BT.
Ofcom, BT, Geo, Government - whose fault is it?
We recently published a white paper, specifically looking at the problems of delivering broadband in Wales (with particular emphasis on rural areas).
Ofcom are a significant issue (they have totally failed to deliver the competitive market space they claim - chase headlines - mislead the reader of their press releases).
BT are an issue - but primarily because they need to chase profit, rather than any malign or malevolent motivation.
Government has lots to answer for, with some of their decisions in the past.
We've a lot of sympathy for Geo's position, but are we surprised.... Not at all. The broadband infrastructure in the UK is about to slip into several decades of malaise - unless something is done - and done now.
For those that are interested the full paper is here: http://issuu.com/richardbrown0/docs/broadband-wales
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