4/14/2009 1:45:00 PM
Digital Britain talks with operators in jeopardy
Lord Stephen Carter’s plans to bring broadband to every British household could be in jeopardy amid competing and complex agendas.
Universal broadband was part of the Digital Britain report released in January, but progress is being threatened by disparate positions on access to radio spectrum.
According to the Guardian some operators are fighting to keep hold of their capacity, which could be used for mobile broadband.
Internet advisor to Lord Carter, Kip Meek is heading up the negotiations with operators to ring fence some of their capacity so that it can be opened up, transporting broadband to rural areas.
BT to axe 10,000 jobs
BT is preparing to axe another 10,000 jobs. The huge redundancy programme will be announced next month alongside a horrendous set of year-end figures say the Sunday Times.