Open Access Broadband Strategy ProposedAugust 2012 | Industry News
The UK's government-led, private sector-funded national broadband development initiative lacks strategy and is not fit for purpose. Furthermore, by shying away from the imposition of a universal access standard, the scheme runs the risk of ensuring that underserved communities remain cut off from the national broadband network. These are the findings of a new study carried out by the House of Lords communications committee in consultation with industry stakeholders. The report recommends the establishment of a series of technology-neutral interlinked open-access networks as a fairer and more cost-effective means of raining broadband availability, but without detailing the likely cost of the scheme. BMI believes the proposals have some merit but are overly focused on ideas rather than what can be realistically achieved.
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