So the UK digital super highway is erm, slow to say the least. People dont get the speeds advertised, not everyone can get broadband, and lets face it who can be doing with 56k anyway.
Now its all going to change, the government have published the Digital Britian report and apparently the future is shiny, with blue flashing lights.
I have to admit I have not read it all yet, its 245 pages but here are the highlights as published elsewhere.
The main points outlined in the report include:
â€¢ a three year plan to boost digital participation
â€¢ universal access to broadband by 2012
â€¢ fund to invest in next generation broadband
â€¢ digital radio upgrade by 2015
â€¢ liberalisation of 3G spectrum
â€¢ legal and regulatory attack on digital piracy
â€¢ support for public service content partnerships
â€¢ changed role for Channel 4
â€¢ consultation on how to fund local, national and regional news
Not surprisingly there will be a tax 🙂 Apparently something like an additional 50p will be charged each month to those with a landline to help pay for all this.
I wont go into my political government rant mode, but we always seem to get taxed more and more, we are supposed to be on a downturn, and we are all struggling for cash. Perhaps we could not do up some MP’s kitchens to help pay for Britians World Class Digital future.
Heres a link to the report, enjoy 🙂 PDF Digital Britian.