UK government broadband policy is 'preoccupied' with speed, report concludes
Posted in: Government & Policy at 31/07/2012 23:56
The Government's broadband policy has become "preoccupied" with delivering certain speeds to consumers and needs greater focus on access to the internet through a national broadband network, a report by peers has concluded.
The House of Lords Communications Committee warned of the "spectre of a widening digital divide", stating there was a "very real risk" that some people and businesses were being left behind.
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