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British government signals broadband BSO

telecom | 05/18/2016 9:30 pm EDT

By way of introduction via the Queen, the British government unveiled its plans Wednesday for a universal service objective for broadband in the United Kingdom. “Measures will be brought forward to create the right for every household to access high speed broadband,” the Queen said, according to a transcript of her remarks, highlighting the government’s proposed digital economy bill. According to background notes on items mentioned in the speech, the legislation seeks to give “every household a legal right to a fast broadband connection.” It also aims...