Virgin's GBP 3 bln broadband plan 'ignores rural areas'

Tuesday 17 February 2015 | 10:48 CET | News
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Virgin Media's plan to invest GBP 3 billion in broadband by 2020 without improving access in rural areas has been called "a travesty" by former BT CTO and rural broadband champion, Peter Cochrane. Now an investment guru living in a village setting, he told Computing magazine that the UK government is seriously underestimating rural enterprises' contribution to the economy and failing to look at fast broadband from a "global perspective". He cited a 2012 blog by Cisco that wrote of a 50 percent return in five years from widespread FttH. Farmers need for GPS and satellite imaging, and there are

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Companies: BT / Cisco / Virgin Media
Countries: United Kingdom
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