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02 October 2013

Criticism of the UK Government's rural broadband programme lacks understanding, according to a telecommunications expert.

In light of the recent and less-than-enthusiastic Public Accounts Committee report on rural broadband, Matthew Howett, principal analyst for telecoms regulation at Ovum, explains how it raises valid concerns but also shows a lack of understanding of some of the basics.

12 September 2013

The European Commission has missed an opportunity to have a better-focused fibre policy in its Digital Single Market proposal by continuing to ignore the key issues, according to the FTTH Council Europe.

The council says there is too little FTTH investment, and that the proposal fails to set out a vision of how the industry can accelerate investments for the benefit of the broader economy.

12 June 2013

Claims that European countries cannot afford the roll-out of fibre to the home (FTTH) networks may not stand up to close scrutiny, according to the director general of the FTTH Council Europe.

Hartwig Tauber said that, despite seemingly 'insurmountable' obstacles of shareholder demands, increasing competitive pressure and the economic downturn, there is plenty of money available to invest in such a project.

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