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Amid much fanfare, Gordon Brown, culture secretary Andy Burnham and a whole host of telecoms players are today unveiling their strategy for the UK’s broadband future. In a move apparently intended to highlight the government’s web-savvy ways, the event was to be broadcast live online.

But as computing.co.uk reports, things didn’t exactly turn out that way. The site found that when its writers tried to log on to view the keynote speeches, they were treated to a stream so bad as to be almost unwatchable. And they weren’t alone, with journalists all over the web also claiming to have experienced similar problems.

The farrago doesn’t bode well for positive coverage of the government’s grand (but not nearly grand enough) Broadband For All plan. After all, if this administration can’t be trusted to run a live video feed, how much faith can we place in them to ensure that the country gets the broadband infrastructure it needs to stay to competitive?

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