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Superfast broadband extends reach

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BT says that its superfast broadband will be available to an extra 1.5 million homes in the UK by 2012.
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CoNs

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"The UK already leads the world when it comes to broadband availability and today's announcement will help the UK climb the speed league tables as well," he said.

maybe on availability, but the likes of Sweden etc have 100mbps for years
 

Pecker

Distinguished Member
I note:

The biggest problem issue about fibre is the cost. To provide fibre to the home across the UK would cost up to £15bn.

In light of recent losses to the country of hundreds of billions, that doesn't actually sound so expensive.

How about we tax the banks £3 billion extra a year for 5 years to help re-pay how we bailed them out?

If we wait a couple of years until they're back on their feet again that shouldn't hit them too hard, as they make far, far more than that. They can then name the services in each area after a particular bank, and they could be seen as national benefactors, rather than the evil, ungrateful money-grabbers that most people see them as at the moment.

Steve W
 

domtheone

Distinguished Member
I note:



In light of recent losses to the country of hundreds of billions, that doesn't actually sound so expensive.

How about we tax the banks £3 billion extra a year for 5 years to help re-pay how we bailed them out?

If we wait a couple of years until they're back on their feet again that shouldn't hit them too hard, as they make far, far more than that. They can then name the services in each area after a particular bank, and they could be seen as national benefactors, rather than the evil, ungrateful money-grabbers that most people see them as at the moment.

Steve W

£15B is a lot but in the grand scheme of things, not that crazy if it were to transform the UK into a world leader among all things Broadband.

No doubt everyone will be moaning and wining about the cost but as you say, banks make a lot of cash and they've been bailed out to the tune of multiple times more than £15B.

What about all this QE crap (BOE printing money). Why don't they just print another £15B, give it to BT and say sort it:D
 

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