Digital Britain publishes 18 headline projects, evokes thoughts of Russian WWI mobilisation plan.
You will all be interested to know that the Government has published its Digital Britain broadband implementation plan. It’s a headline set of actions that reminds me of why I am not a civil servant. It makes me think of the Russian mobilisation plan of the first world war for some reason.
Anyway, the Digital Britain broadband implementation plan contains 18 headline projects including a catch all called “Other Relevant Activity”. Two of them are ones I have been commenting on relating to Next Generation Broadband and Illegal File Sharing.
I just noticed that the timeframe given for 90% penetration of Next Gen broadband access in the UK is 2017. This is so far into the future in in internet terms as to not matter. I imagine they will have invented teleporting by then which would be ideal for rural dwellers but of course it won’t be availabe to them! Meanwhile I can envisage a Government celebration party being held to celebrate the 90th percent being hit for what will by then be ultra slow broadband.
Also of interest is the presence of Martha Lane Fox on the Programme Board.