Govt to speed UK broadband?
September 19, 2007
The UK Government is willing to consider some form of limited public intervention to spur private-sector investment in 'ultra-fast' broadband networks. Stephen Timms, minister for competitiveness, will use a speech to the Broadband Stakeholder Group to warn that the UK risks lagging behind other leading industrialised countries that are rolling out super-fast, fixed-line broadband networks.
He will say that ministers and regulators had just two years to find ways to encourage investment in high-speed broadband, or UK competitiveness would suffer.