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      Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding

      thinkbroadband :: Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding
      The Scottish Government has been told to "cheer up" after they were disappointed at receiving nearly 70 million from the UK government to help fund broadband services in the country. Alex Neil, the Scottish Infrastructure Secretary, last week week explained how the money that had been allocated had fallen short of the 300 million that is needed by the country to help deliver broadband across the Highlands and Islands, let alone the rest of the country.

      The funds allocated were some 25 million more than would have been available if the funding allocation had been based on population size rather than other factors. The UK Scottish Secretary, Michael Moore, urged the Government to take action and get delivering rather than looking for the negatives.

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      Re: Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding

      as opposed to the english governement who don't look at costs and always seem happy to cut jobs from the public sector but can blow their own trumpets when it comes to spending money in london London bid for the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      as it is the olympics [well for london ]and after the millenium dome fiasco [oh that was london again] seems the 2 billion was a bit of an underestimate by nearly 7 billion but never mind its only our money
      ps b4 the it will bring money in arguement there's already a loss b4 the games have happend
      Olympic Village is sold
      and i know we need the games because ,well just because
      pps the commonwealth games in glasgow 2014 is the same flinging money into private developers coffers and cutting council,public sector and local infrastructure to the bone

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      Re: Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding

      Actually the 2012 Olympics are not exclusively in London.

      The shooting will be in Surrey; Sailing will be held in Weymouth/Portland; The Torch Relay will travel across the whole of the UK; Brands Hatch will also host the Road Cycle Racing events for the Paraolympics; Coventry City Stadium, St James Park, Old Trafford & Hampden Park will each host football matches; Lea Valley (north of London & in Hertfordshire) will host the white water racing. Then there the boat races, and Mountain Bike course which are also not in London.

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      P.S. The last time I checked Hampden Park was in Glasgow.

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      Re: Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding

      your right scubbie the olympics aren't only in london but they are exclusively in england [although as a united kingdom it doesn't seem very united ] also hampden is in glasgow [paid for by scottish office ,much as wembley was paid for by the british government ] my point is that to supply bb to rural parts of scotland does cost more per capita ,much like yorkshire etc vast infra -struct for fewer people than say in major cities .

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      Re: Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding

      The sooner Scotland gets Independence the better then we wont have to keep handing them money
      "To help would be a great adventure"

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      Re: Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding

      yeah FREE SCOTLAND NOW"

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      Re: Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding

      Quick everyone, suck the North Sea oil dry!

      (hopefully no one north of the border will notice )

      Seriously though, the full article does draw your attention to a couple of facts:

      • 70 million is 25 million more than would have been available if the funding allocation had been based on population size
      • Whilst Scotland's landmass is around 1/3 of the UK, it only has some of the most remote areas

      You also have your own Parliament who can allocate funds on a national basis for personalised services. England is stuck with the one which serves the whole of the UK.

      NI's Parliament decided to spend money on upgrading virtually all of their exchanges to support Fibre already. Your Parliament could do the same.

      There are also plenty of remote areas around the rest of the UK who are quite remote. The Isle of Wight still doesn't have a single Fibre enabled exchange.

      Much of Dorset, Devon & Cornwall are also still not able to get 1Mb, let alone Fibre.

      I would agree that many across the UK would like to gain access to faster BB speeds and each will feel that they are being left behind as some already have access to FTTC or FTTP and they don't.

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      Re: Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding

      scotland want to think themselfs lucky they got any money at all they should be doing what bt is doing up there and filling the not spots in

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      Re: Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding

      Mmmm, me thinks you may have stuck your head above the wall - yet again.


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      Re: Scottish government told to "cheer up" over broadband funding

      Quote Originally Posted by dholdi View Post
      Mmmm, me thinks you may have stuck your head above the wall - yet again.
      Is that Hadrian's Wall?

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