[RFI] No BPL in UK?
tomcox at iquest.net
Thu Apr 29 18:01:47 EDT 2004
Funny, BT expects the UK to get Internet just about everywhere, and BPL
has nothing to do with it. Note the last paragraph, concerning rural
penetration. (See below.)
UK To Get Near Universal Broadband Coverage By 2005
By David Fiedler, InternetWeek
BT announced Tuesday that it would be speeding up rollout of ADSL
broadband availability in rural areas of the United Kingdom, and that
coverage of 99.6 per cent of UK homes and businesses would be in place
by next summer.
Broadband has been implemented in the UK by an online registration
scheme, whereby telephone exchanges were upgraded for ADSL based on the
percentage of subscribers who had expressed interest.
Almost a million requests had been processed up until now, but with the
announcement, registration has been halted as no longer necessary.
BT is looking into wireless and satellite service to cover the small
rural exchanges that cannot be economically converted for ADSL broadband.
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