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BBC to help fund fibre broadband

13th March 2009

The BBC may be called to help with the funding for fibre broadband to some areas of the UK

Bringing high speed fibre optic broadband to the whole of the UK could fall in part to the BBC to help with funding for some of it.

The BBC iPlayer is hugely popular and as such means that the use of it uses up a large amount of bandwidth from broadband customers. The former head of Ofcom has suggested that the BBC should help fund part of the roll out of fibre broadband to areas of the country that Virgin Media and BT are not going to cover.

Currently once BT have rolled out their high speed fibre broadband and coupled with Virgin Medias current network only around half of the UK will be covered and so the government will be looking at other ways of getting the rest of the country with coverage.

The governments Digital Britain report stated that it want’s the whole of the UK to have access to a minimum broadband connection of 2Mb by 2012

Author: Mark Ward
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