closedownarrowlogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
Link news

Britain's rural broadband infrastructure is to receive £265 million of investment courtesy of the European Parliament.

The sum is Britain's share of a £4.4 billion stimulus package which will also focus on renewable energy projects across the continent.

Caroline Flint, European Minister for the UK, said: "The fact that this injection of cash is targeted on renewable energy and broadband will ensure that we make the European recovery a green and high-tech recovery."

Ms Flint added that the investment in broadband would help make the continent "more competitive" and provide new opportunities for British businesses.

The European Parliament also opted to delay reforms of telecommunications regulations following a disagreement regarding the consumer rights of broadband users who persistently download copyrighted material.

In a bid to address the difficulties some rural residents have in accessing broadband, the provider Eutelsat Communications announced a new 2Mb satellite broadband service earlier this month.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Dave 2 days ago TalkTalk CEO reads 'awful'... Didn't have Internet access for 2 month 1st engineer didn't turn up down to broken down van day of...
  • Patricia.Green.92 4 days ago Scientists use infra-fed to make... I was paid 104000 bucks past year by doing an on-line task furthermore I was able to do it by w­orking in...
  • Amy.Mercado 5 days ago Sky Q customers to get F1 races... I was paid 104000 dollars last 12 months by doing an online job moreover I was able to do it by w­orking...

Search news