U.K. Unveils Superfast Broadband Plan

08/15/2011 09:47 am ET | Updated Oct 15, 2011
  • Juliette Garside The Guardian

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt will fire the starting gun on the race to turn Britain's internet "not spots" into hot spots this week by allocating a £530m fund for broadband-starved communities. Cornish fishing villages, Welsh valleys and Cumbrian farmsteads will all have access to high-speed internet within four years if telecoms companies add their money to the state pot and consumers show interest.

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