How can we bring high speed connections to rural areas?
There is a lot of debate in the UK especially about whether urban dwellers should 'subsidise' the rollout of 'superfast' broadband to rural areas.
UK Government has made funding available through the Digital Switchover fund and BDUK to help counties put in some infrastructure to help the final third.
It is now looking like this funding is going to be used to bring slightly faster speeds to those who already have a connection.
What does everyone think about this? What can Europe do to help everyone get NGA and not let the incumbents cherrypick the densely populated areas and ignore the hard bits?
The UK USC (universal service commitment) is currently 2Mbps which is not adequate for today's needs, let alone tomorrows, and implementing this with copper will cost as much as doing it properly with fibre.