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ABC Calls For Government BB Drive

Posted: 09th Apr, 2004 By: MarkJ
The Access to Broadband Campaign (ABC) has called on the government’s e-commerce minister, Stephen Timms, to take a more powerful lead in planning the future of broadband for 2010:

Brian Condon, chief executive of the Access to Broadband Campaign, said on Wednesday that Timms is capable of coming up with bigger ideas for how the UK's high-speed Internet access market should develop during the next few years.

"We need a big idea as we plan towards 2010, and I think Timms has thoughts that could be useful to us. I want to see him pushing that more. He's certainly intellectually able enough to take a leading role," said Condon, in an interview with ZDNet UK.

"If I could sit across a table with him [Timms], I'd tell him that he knows there's lots to do and that we must move on from the government's targets for 2005. The job won't be done when that's achieved," said Condon. He believes that the broadband sector needs to aim for a future in which affordable connections as fast as one gigabit per second are available.


From a residential perspective, 1Gigabit per second (1Gbps) is unlikely even for 2010, but perhaps they could drive something more realistic (100Mbps?).

Typically nobody seems to be pointing out a rather glaring flaw with faster broadband, the fact that content is not being created to keep up with such technological enhancements. More @ ZDNet.
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