Wiltshire: rural broadband roll out denounced as a scam
Our friends at the Western Daily Press yesterday published a less than favourable account of the inadequacy of the roll-out of so-called “super fast” rural broadband, as managed by British Telecom. In a deal between Wiltshire and South Gloucester Councils, B.T. were to receive £35.6 million of government grants (our taxes) to provide 91% coverage at a minimum of 2 Mbps; however there is a dawning realisation that these targets will not be met, such that Hankerton and the villages of the Dun valley have decided to go it alone and use other contractors to provide broadband. Wiltshire Council is considering not to go ahead with the second part of the contract which would see the remaining 9% connected.
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