More discussion has taken place with how the UK will address the issue of Next Generation Broadband and installing Fibre to the Home
Last week saw a meeting of the Westminster eForum which is designed to allow politicians, senior policy advisors, regulators and other decision makers can discuss critical issues and share ideas on internet and e-commerce issues.
The latest meeting brought up the issue of next generation broadband.
The cost of installing FTTH (Fibre To The Home) could cost around the £15bn mark although with the life of the fibre at possibly 50 years the cost over this length of time does not seem too bad.
A comparison that was brought up was that of the South East-centric Crossrail project which is an infrastructure investment that will link East & West London is going to cost around £16bn so in comparison providing the whole of the UK with fibre broadband at a similar price does not appear to bad!
This meeting was a bit of a warm up for another meeting that is taking place today when the Department for Business, Employment and Regulatory Reform host a meeting that is also aimed at figuring out the future for investment in next generation broadband for the UK.
Author: Mark Ward Copyright: BroadbandWatchdog.co.uk - NetMediaUK.com