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50%+ Blame BT For Lack Of Broadband
By: MarkJ - 13 August, 2003 (8:22 AM)

The third in a series of surveys by Silicon has revealed that more than 50% of respondents blamed BT for the slow roll-out of UK broadband services. By comparison just 30% blamed the government:

Even Andy Williams, founder of Broadband4Britain, and normally a dead-cert for anti-BT sentiment, told silicon.com the government has got off lightly.

"I would like to see the apportionment of blame the other way around," he said. "The government is responsible for creating the market in which BT operates and the government is responsible for regulating BT."

"I don't want to appear like a BT apologist, but BT is now moving as aggressively as it can and has really gone up a gear. From our position we've seen a real shift in BT's stance on broadband but the public sector has been really slow to change. The government is yet to deliver and there is a short-termism in its thinking which will do a real disservice to UK plc."

We'd have to agree; BT may have originally been slow to react, yet it's now doing far better than before and is making progress. Hopefully lower prices (don't expect them just yet) and more advances with existing technology can help to improve coverage.

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