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UK Chancellor announces more funding for broadband

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UK Chancellor announces more funding for broadband

[quote=BBC News]Better broadband networks in 10 cities across the UK are being promised by the government.
In his autumn statement, Chancellor George Osborne announced £5bn of spending on infrastructure projects such as roads, railways and broadband networks.
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The plan is to create a hub of super-fast cities with broadband speeds of between 80 to 100Mbps (megabits per second) and city-wide high-speed mobile connectivity.

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But critics said the money would have been better spent boosting broadband in the countryside.
"If the government had put the money in rural project it would have boosted rural businesses. Broadband is already available in cities," said Andrew Ferguson, editor of broadband news site ThinkBroadband.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15937140
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MrT
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But critics said the money would have been better spent boosting broadband in the countryside.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15937140

I hope they don't forget thos of us that live on the outer edges of large(ish) towns! We could sure use a speed boost too. Huh
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Re: UK Chancellor announces more funding for broadband

do any over paid Bankers live near you?
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That 'B' was a welcome sight if not entirely accurate Wink
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Re: UK Chancellor announces more funding for broadband

Why
MrT
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@pierre_pierre - I'm not aware of any near here. Would it help if there were?
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that was my thought
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"Overpaid Bankers" is an oxymoron. We cannot value them too highly.
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