Posts Tagged ‘rural’

Broadband for all?

I heard about this story on the news yesterday:

‘Tough choices’ for UK broadband

Giving every home or business its own dedicated cable … could cost up to £28.8bn. But it would mean each home would get up to 1Gbps. But … taking fibre to homes in rural areas costs disproportionate amounts of money – essentially the more isolated a home the more it costs to take fibre to it… However … enthusiasm for the take-up of broadband could make taking it to rural areas more palatable for telecoms firms.

“If operators could achieve a higher level of take-up in rural areas than we have predicted in our study, then the business case for deployment in those areas could improve significantly”, said Mr Walker

Hmm, high-speed internet in rural communities? That’ll be the day!