Hot on the trail of yesterday’s post on the Ofcom decision to waive regulations on the roll out of fibre to homes in the UK Cisco CEO John Chambers has written a guest post on Om Malik’s blog on a similar subject.
I had thought that the Obama stimulus package, which contains a substantial sum of money targeted at broadband roll out, was aimed at standard broadband speeds but it looks as if this is not correct.
It does make you wonder whether the government here in the UK will now look to subsidising the £29Bn it is estimated it will cost to get universal fibre coverage in this country.
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Good news for the masses, but as you correctly point out, of no use to those, like me, who live ‘in the sticks’.
It is a shame in their ruling ofcom didnt tie such liberalism to a requirement to provide improved access to outlying areas.
I just hope the initiatives in the pipeline for rural ftth make it past the initial trial phases in the north.