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Lord Carter’s Digital Britain plan washed up

Website: Rapid TV News The UKs ‘Digital Britain’ plan, the expensive brainchild of Lord Carter, an erstwhile unelected member of Gordon Brown’s back office strategy team and Communications Minister, has died.. more
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Small businesses claim UK broadband in Time Warp

The government’s minimum broadband plan is being blasted by the owners of small businesses, as being totally inadequate to keep up with the current status of the internet. With many small.. more
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Improved broadband will not cost too much

Contrary to what some broadband industry experts think, the cost of providing a nationwide broadband service does not have to mean huge price increases. In fact, according to the head of.. more
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The UK’s Digital Champion speaks out

As part of the government’s move to implement the Digital Britain plan, one of the recommendations was to bring in a Digital Champion, who would be someone who could speak out about broadband and other matters. Currently the Digital Champion is lastminute.com founder Martha Lane.. more
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Stephen Timms is the new Communications Minister

It seemed that as soon as the Digital Britain report was published the person responsible for it, the communications minister, Lord Carter, announced that he was off, but since then nothing substantial appears to have been done. Enter the Treasury Minister, Stephen Timms, as the.. more
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UK’s broadband plans should be more ambitious

For those places in the UK where the broadband connection speeds are low, or where there is no broadband connection at all, the government’s pledge for a minimum 2 Mbps broadband service will sound like heaven. However, according to the federation of small businesses, around.. more
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MPs debate the Digital Britain report

It has been a few weeks since the much awaited Digital Britain report was released, the main point being that all homes in the UK can expect a broadband service with a minimum connection speed of 2 Mbps. Now it is the turn of the.. more
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Mobile operators should help pay for next gen broadband

The Digital Britain report suggests that all landline users should contribute to the roll out of the next generation broadband service through what has become known as a “Broadband Tax”. It seems that according to BT, mobile operators should contribute to this fund too. The.. more
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Broadband tax may not be enough for all

Some industry experts are complaining about the “Broadband Tax” proposed by the government as a way to beef up the UK’s broadband network and help to meet the ‘broadband for all pledge’ of a minimum of 2 Mbps for all households. BT is saying that.. more
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MPs look into broadband speeds

MPs from the Commons Business and Enterprise Committee are going to open up an inquiry into the UK’s broadband speeds. This is the MPs’ idea of following up the recently published Digital Britain report produced by the communications minister. There is a lot in the.. more
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