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Yorkshire Broadband Scheme Revised

Posted: 12th Mar, 2004 By: MarkJ
Having been forced to revise its broadband grant scheme because it was reported to favour BT and ADSL, the Yorkshire Forward campaign has now issued an updated version:

Now, though, The Register has seen a revised version of the Regional Development Agency's (RDA) Broadband Campaign Grant Scheme for Yorkshire and Humber.

In the original document, reference to "BT" was made 21 times. In the new document - which is now clearly marked in bold red letters "Consultation Version" - BT is mentioned just twice, while the number of references to "exchanges" has been halved to four.

Erol Ziya, from the lobby group Access to Broadband Campaign is delighted that Yorkshire Forward has made the changes. "This goes to highlight that there is more to broadband than BT and enabled DSL exchanges. Getting BT to enable an exchange so that it can sell it's own limited versions of broadband is not the only, or necessarily the best way, to bring broadband to communities currently without it."


Sadly The Register doesn't highlight whether or not the changes are still focused on ADSL or expand the remit to cover other technologies.
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