U.K. Government Raids BBC Money to Finance Rural Super-Fast Broadband
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Europe, Fiber, International
October 25th, 2010
LONDON, October 25, 2010 – The U.K. government has decided to tap into the BBC’s income to help pay the estimated $1.35 billion cost of deploying super fast broadband to some rural parts of the country over the next seven years.
U.K. Compels Utilities to Open Up to ISPs for Fiber Deployment
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, Fiber, International
June 17th, 2010
LONDON, June 17, 2010 – The recently elected U.K. government plans to extent the scope of fiber unbundling by compelling gas, electricity and water utilities as well as the incumbent operator BT to open up their ducts to ISPs for fiber-to-the-home deployment.
Broadband Escapes Europe’s Spending Ax
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Wireless
May 27th, 2010
LONDON, May 27, 2010 – A new era of austerity may be dawning in Europe in the wake of the Greek debt crisis and its cascading effect on other countries in the region, but broadband is set to escape the swinging spending cuts afflicting other sectors.
Small European ISPs Struggle as Large Firms Expand Infrastructure
Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International
May 11th, 2010
LONDON, May 11, 2010 – Bandwidth capping has been a contentious issue for internet service providers, but lifting the limits has also proved controversial in the United Kingdom, where it is allowing big operators to flex their network muscles.
U.K. Government Report Highlights Need for Digital Economy Bill
Broadband Updates, International
December 30th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 30, 2009 – The U.K. government released an assessment this week of proposed legislation to implement a wide-reaching technology bill inspired by a white paper published in June 2009.