Disused loos and elbow grease break BT broadband monopoly

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While broadband internet services get faster and faster for some, there are communities in the UK that are not fully benefiting from the technology.

It has recently become clear that many communities in rural areas cannot rely on BT to service them. It is uneconomical to provide fast broadband connections to these areas so the company has been slow to expand into them. MPs recently slammed the company’s approach but their complaints have not come to much in the way of action.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2013

Bibliographical note

The research presented here was funded through an award made by the RCUK Digital Economy programme to the dot.rural Digital Economy Hub, award reference EP/G066051/1 and Communities and Culture Network+, award reference EP/K003585/1


  • Broadband
  • Digital economy
  • Rural


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