Delivering super-fast broadband in the UK - Interactive Executive Summary

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But delivering these new services will require investment either in new physical infrastructure or in new technologies – ‘next generation access’. A number of existing and new communications providers have already announced their investment intentions for such networks, including BT and Virgin Media.

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JohnK on 1 October 2008 at 7:28am

So long as "Installation" is more professional than draping a fibre or copper cable across someone's front garden and covering it (mostly) with an inch or two of soil - a technique apparently beloved by current cable operators.

Martin Limon on 12 November 2008 at 7:48pm

I live in the Kingston Communications Telephone area where 'de facto' KC are the monopoly supplier of broadband. However, it would not matter even if other ISPs wanted to compete (which they have shown no sign of doing over the last five years) since the problem here is a chronic under-investment in new technology such as fibre optic cables or roadside cabinets to boost the broadband signal. I believe that KC lacks the resources to modernise its infrastructure without outside assistance. In my view KC needs to be nationalised for only then might the resources needed to modernise its network become available.The KC system is an historical anachronism and only if its network becomes part of a national strategy for the development of high-speed broadband will people in the Hull/ Beverley areas be able to get the same level of service as other parts of the country.

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