Briefs: Scots finish national broadband expansion

Dec 29, 2005

An ambitious project to expand broadband access throughout Scotland has been completed, officials announced Friday.

The British Broadcasting Corp. said that 378 telephone exchanges located in remote and rural areas were upgraded to broadband over the last eight months as part of the Scottish Executive's overall broadband initiative.

Government officials and telecom executives said the expansion would be a boost to Scotland's economy, particularly to companies in the countryside that increasingly rely on high-speed data transfers.

The strategy for 2006 will be to identify scattered clusters of households that are still out of reach of commercial broadband networks or too far from DSL facilities.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

Explore further: 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 3': 5 ways it's different

Related Stories

Putting net neutrality in context

Feb 27, 2015

After much litigation, public demonstration and deliberation, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3 to 2 to adopt open internet rules. While the substantive details of the decision are not yet known, the rules ...

Recommended for you

Ears, grips and fists take on mobile phone user ID

16 hours ago

A research project has been under way to explore a biometric authentication system dubbed Bodyprint, with interesting test results. Bodyprint has been designed to detect users' biometric features using the ...

Russian hackers read Obama emails, report says

Apr 25, 2015

Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House's unclassified computer system, The New York Times said Saturday.

Supermarkets welcome cold-comfort edge of F1 aerofoils

Apr 25, 2015

UK-based Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology and engineering services business of the Williams Group, has collaborated with UK-based Aerofoil Energy to develop an aerodynamic device that can reduce ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.