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    News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    UK cities prepare to get "super-connected," but they'll have to fight for the cash first.
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    Re: News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    This seems like a super-stupid way of spending £100M, given our current financial state.

    Invest it into something useful, like education or the NHS.

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    Re: News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    A fast internet infastructure is incredibly useful...

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    Re: News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    A fast internet infastructure is incredibly useful...
    Exactly my thoughts. this is long overdue however bt should be doing this!! they get enough money from the govt compared to virgin etc
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    Re: News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    A fast internet infastructure is incredibly useful...
    I agree, it is good infrastructure to have in place to encourage economic growth particularly since most of the UKs economy is centred around services i.e. civil engineering, legal, ICT, marketing and other office based consultancy type companies. For the UK its also important because we are lagging behind other countries for broadband, makes it more difficult for us to attract large international companies to come and set up here.

    Speculate to accumulate and all that.
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    Re: News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    Quote Originally Posted by Zadock View Post
    makes it more difficult for us to attract large international companies to come and set up here.
    Let the people or businesses who want super dooper fast broadband pay for it. Not sure why my tax should pay for businesses to enjoy faster internet connection.

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    Re: News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    You missed out part of my post, the bit that says "speculate to accumulate". Look at the bigger picture and the medium to long term. All sectors of the economy are conntected so if you can stimulate it in the right places you can create a lot of jobs even whole new industries. Would you prefer that your taxes pay for much needed infrastrucutre that could create a lot of new jobs and generate more income for the pot so you get better services for your taxes? or would your prefer things stay as they are even longer and that pot continues to get smaller?
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    Re: News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    Bet Plymouth wont even apply for it....

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    Re: News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    But why are they investing money in areas that already have FTC?
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    Re: News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    Good news. Not because i need crazy speeds, but any upgrades normally mean my trusty 10mb connection gets bumped up for free

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    Re: News - UK cities bid for share of £100m for higher broadband speeds

    At this moment in time it might seem a waste of money but we probably won't be saying it was money wasted in 5 years time.

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