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The government may place a ruling on the division of radio spectrum to ensure the success of the Digital Britain plan.

A report from the BBC suggests that the authorities may intervene in the ongoing dispute over the 900MHz spectrum which it hopes to use to provide wireless broadband in rural areas.

The spectrum is currently owned by Vodafone and O2, with other mobile broadband providers also seeking a share.

However, technology minister Lord Carter suggested in his Digital Britain report that the spectrum could be used to provide broadband connections.

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has suggested that a section of the spectrum should go to another firm, with the BBC suggesting that the watchdog may impose a resolution if the mobile providers fail to reach a final agreement by April.

Lord Carter recently visited Motorola's development facility in Swindon and said that Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology could be used alongside fibre-optic cables to help provide broadband for all.

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