Governments honesty is welcomed by Avanti



Following the govt. announcement last week that they had only allocated funding to meet half the cost for rolling out broadband across the country, it seems that other private organisations are coming to the table. The Government and private organistion Avanti are working together to create new satellites that can provide up to 10Mbps broadband for anyone in the UK, regardless of their location.



The government said it prefers match funding, which means that private companies such as BT could invest half of what the government put in. The Govt. hopes to announce the funding allocations for the UK regions before the summer recess.

Government admits it only has half the money for superfast broadband


Why do Governments never tell us the whole truth and then wonder why the voters are so cynical about politicians? As time goes on the current Government seem less and less different from it predecessors.

Jermery Hunt, the Culture Secretary, has admitted the Government has only half the money (£530m of the £1060m) that is needed for the superfast broadband expansion it was crowing so loadly about in December. It says the current budget crisis as a reason for this, and in its next breath says local authorities will need make up the balance – in a time of reduced budgets. Somethings never change. One day we might have government which tells us the truth – but then pigs will be flying as well!

Govt moving to nationwide broadband coverage


It would be nice to think my earlier blog has prompted this latest initiative of the Govt. to widen broadband coverage – but that would be wishful thinking. I will be interested to see if these laudable words will translate into meaningful action. The past record has been patchy to say the least, am I getting more cynical as I get older!