20 November 2009

Britain; ISPs should have legal obligation on rural broadband

An articles published in the Telegraph (UK) reports that Internet providers should be under a legal obligation to offer fast broadband speeds across Britain to combat the worsening digital divide between urban and rural communities.

The problem of slow Internet speeds in the countryside was first highlighted in The Daily Telegraph when the Prince of Wales warned of “broadband deserts” in rural areas.

It is estimated 166,000 people live in “not spots” where there is no Internet connection at all, whilst 2.75 million people – mostly in rural areas - have broadband speeds of less than two Megabits per second (2Mbps).

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