Peter Mandelson in talks to boost UK’s fast broadband access

The bosses of the UK’s five mobile phone networks have been summoned to a meeting by Lord Mandelson, as he attempts to salvage the government’s ambition that everyone in the country will be able to get fast broadband internet access by 2012.The meeting on Tuesday is the second time in as many weeks that the business secretary has made a personal intervention in the horse-trading before formulating a digital economy bill in the autumn. That legislation will implement some of the main points of June’s Digital Britain report, produced by then communications minister Lord Carter, but a few of the proposals look to have fallen foul of Westminster’s realpolitik.To read this report in The Guardian in full, see:
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2009/aug/30/telecoms-vodafonegroup

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