UK Minister leads push for faster broadband

UK MINISTER LEADS PUSH FOR FASTER BROADBAND
[SOURCE: Guardian, AUTHOR: Richard Wray]
Telecoms executives have been summoned to a meeting today with the government and the regulator, Ofcom, to thrash out a plan to stop Britain slipping behind in the global broadband league. The summit, organized by Stephen Timms, the competitiveness minister and former e-commerce minister, will tackle how to increase Internet access speeds, paving the way for services such as high-definition Internet TV, and who will pay the £7bn or so for the infrastructure. The creation of a next-generation access network could mean Britain dumping the traditional copper phone lines in favour of fibre-optic cabling.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2007/nov/26/telecoms.internet


UK Minister leads push for faster broadband