The additional investment is to be funded through the extension of an existing levy on telecommunications providers.
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The British government is trumpeting a milestone for its £1.7bn ($2.9bn) Superfast Broadband project, which is taking broadband to rural areas from the Isle of Wight to the Outer Hebrides
Ahead of the national elections to be held next year and in order gain votes, the government has finally cleared a proposal for Internet and Wi-Fi access in rural India.
The government will focus on expanding Web access in schools, especially in rural areas. It will also build new underwater cables to Sabah and Sarawak within next three years.
The country's government has announced an implementation timeline for the development of broadband coverage for both urban and rural areas over the next eight years.
Both state-run telcos were created to increase teledensity in urban and rural India, but with this aim achieved and bottomlines plummeting, the government will find it tough to revive the two entities.
The government is all gung-ho about taking broadband to the remote villages of India, but IT can't address all the problems of rural India such as the need for better roads.
The Indian government has finally announced its ambitious direct cash transfer scheme, but both banks and the regulator have a lot of work to do before the benefits start trickling down to the rural poor.
The UK can go ahead with its plans to use public money to partially fund the roll out of super-fast broadband infrastructure following European regulators' approval of the scheme.
BT has secured a contract to provide fibre infrastructure in North Yorkshire, in a project tapping into money from the UK's rural broadband (BDUK) fund — but other county councils are struggling to get the projects moving
NBN Co's recent wireless knockback shows that it is far from infallible. Was this a rare anomaly, or does it suggest that rural councils are willing to stand up to the government to get the fibre they really want?
The telecoms company, which has rolled out its super-fast broadband network to 10 million premises, saw annual profits go up 42 percent in the last financial year
The government has revealed the 27 smaller cities that will go up against each other for a share in a £50m super-fast broadband upgrade pot, with only 10 winners to be named
With fewer than 100 days to go to the Olympics, businesses have not been publicly told whether to expect disruption to broadband services, as warned by LOCOG
Can someone steal all your money through a rooted phone? Is Australia being too precious about cloud in government and are we at the end of the rural ADSL price squeeze?
The uptake of fibre-based broadband packages is increasing in the UK, contributing to a rise in the overall speed of connections, but the issue the rural-urban divide remains
The European Commission has dropped a privacy infringement case against the UK government over BT trials of Phorm behavioural advertising.The government avoided Commission legal action by changing UK privacy legislation, the Commission said in a statement on Thursday.
Impatient Australians have long complained that the NBN will take years to deliver, but the latest wave of anti-government posturing goes even further by blaming the Gillard Government for failing to teach them what to do with fast broadband.
A government-funded agency is to give 10 UK companies cash to start figuring out how to make money from the rapid proliferation of internet-connected items.The Technology Strategy Board said on Wednesday that the companies, including BT, would each get up to £50,000 to "undertake preparatory studies to better understand how to move towards an application and services marketplace in the 'internet of things'".
Ofcom has revised earlier proposals for the upcoming 4G auction in ways that could end the repeated delays in bringing fast mobile broadband to the UK