While we cut investments, the rest of the world continues to develop its rural internet and broadband capabilties:
- Fujitsu plans to bring next-generation broadband to five million rural homes in UK. The customers will have Fibre to the Home (FTTH) connections, rather than Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC), meaning 1Gbps download speeds will be available from the start. Fujitsu also claimed the technology would be “future-proof” for up to 30 years, with the possibility of raising speeds to 10Gbps going forward.
- Long-Range Wireless LAN – Cost-Effective Solution for Rural Internet Access?: Linking remote communities to the so-called communications highway by landline or by any of the available fixed-line systems is simply expensive and financially not viable.