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Costs rise for broadband Britain

Costs rise for broadband Britain

It will cost billions to fulfill the coalition government’s vision of making the UK the fastest broadband nation in Europe, BT has said.

Steve Robertson, chief executive of BT Openreach, told BBC Radio 5 Live that the goal cannot be achieved without public funds of around £2bn.

The costs of delivering basic broadband to rural areas may also rise, experts say.

The government says industry must find ways to solve the problems.

It has pledged to make the UK the fastest broadband nation in Europe by 2015 and provide a minimum 2Mbps to every home.

But, other than £175m set aside from the Digital Switchover project, there is little new money available to fund these rollouts.

Read More/Source: BBC News

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