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Copper thieves have been convicted
Two men have been caught and convicted for stealing a large
quantity of BT copper telephone cable
while posing as workmen, cutting off broadband and telephone
services to hundreds of premises in Teddington and Sussex in May
Broadband cuts won't harm rollout
According to BT, the cuts to EU's
broadband fund won't affect planned rural broadband rollouts.
The broadband project called Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
has been downsized, with only €1bn being approved.
Neelie Kroes, European Commission vice-president, said she was
"Because such a smaller sum does
not leave room for investing in broadband networks".
The Isle of Wight accuses council of delaying broadband
The Isle of Wight's only provider WightFibre is critical of the
council's decision to delay the roll-out plan for superfast
broadband as of being "biased in favour of BT" and not looking for
Meanwhile, the residents are left without superfast
The plan was for at least 90% of the Island having superfast
broadband by 2015.
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