Government rural broadband plan criticised
Thursday, July 05, 2012
The government programme to deploy super-fast broadband to rural areas is expected to fail in meeting the deadline of 90 percent coverage by 2015, according a report from the Country, Land & Business Association (CLA).
The report also detailed that the plan to provide 2Mbs broadband speeds to every UK home and business was also under threat of failure.
The report raised concerns surrounding the employment of fibre optic cables and low funding. CLA president Harry Cotterell said:“We recognise that delivering this type of infrastructure is not easy but it is unlikely the government will meet these objectives”.