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Standard User godsell4
(regular) Mon 21-Sep-15 09:42:42
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2Mb will be Universal by the End of the Year says


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Do we think that is going to include Satellite too and not just via the phone line? frown

From http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cm...

Elizabeth Truss: I point out to the hon. Lady that in 2010 only 45% of properties were connected to superfast broadband. We are now up to 83%, and we have a commitment to get to 95% by 2017. By the end of this year, we will have universal access to broadband of 2 megabits per second. We will be making further announcements on the issue, because it is vital that rural areas have that connectivity.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 21-Sep-15 10:28:13
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Re: 2Mb will be Universal by the End of the Year says


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Yes it will involve satellite access

That is the only way in which it can be offered in the timeframe left.

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Standard User B31
(regular) Tue 22-Sep-15 18:46:58
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Re: 2Mb will be Universal by the End of the Year says


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Looks like BT might be aiming for a minimum of 5-10 Mbps

http://www.techweekeurope.co.uk/workspace/bt-pledges...



BT ADSL customer getting 1.9 Mbps on a new road / new build development
CAB not FTTC enabled, not part of the 66% commercial plan. Not rural - no BDUK funding
(Virgin Media nearby)


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 22-Sep-15 19:33:04
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Re: 2Mb will be Universal by the End of the Year says


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A few errors in that article.

The current USO is 0.028 Mbps, there is a USC of 2 Mbps but that is different to a USO. USC is if you can do it then its nice, with a USO there are costs and criteria defined for who will deliver and what they will deliver.

BT while it may be pledging has not committed to do this unilaterally, i.e. it needs Government and Ofcom to actually decide what they want the USO to be, and how it will be funded and who has the obligation in different bits of the UK e.g. where BT does not have a phase 2 BDUK contract it may not fall on BT but on the winner of that contract.

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