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South Yorkshire UK Digital Region Network Costing £70m to Close

TORPC
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South Yorkshire UK Digital Region Network Costing £70m to Close

[quote= http://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2014/06/south-yorkshire-uk-digital-region-network-cost-70m-shutdown.html] new report has claimed that the controversial publicly funded Digital Region broadband network in South Yorkshire (England), which last year collapsed under its own debt pile after failing to attract enough customers (here) and which is now due to close in mid-August 2014 (here), could end up costing £70m to shut down completely.

The network itself, which was setup in 2006/7 as an alternative to BT’s dated local ADSL infrastructure, initially cost £100m to build and aimed to attract 100,000 subscribers. However, despite covering 80% of South Yorkshire with FTTC connectivity, it was only ever able to attract 3,000 subscribers due to a combination of poor advertising, a failure to attract any big name ISPs and BT’s deployment of better connectivity in some of the same areas.
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Devonian
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Re: South Yorkshire UK Digital Region Network Costing £70m to Close

LOL
Sounds about right! 
Idiots!  Crazy