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Europe's competition commissioner has reportedly signalled that he will allow state investment by the UK to improve rural broadband within the next few weeks. According to the Financial Times, only "minor changes" are required by Joaquin Almunia before the plan is granted approval from officials in Brussels. Other …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ... to improve rural broadband within the next few weeks

    Fantastic, so soon!

  2. Marvin O'Gravel Balloon Face

    Very kind of this unelected Spaniard to give our government permission to act according to its democratic mandate.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    This is great.

    For too long have I had to suffer while skyping the peasants because their upload speed is ridiculous.

  4. FordPrefect

    Yah erm its far better to have no service and no likelyhood of service with plenty of competition for no service from many non service providers than for the government to stump up the cash to help people in areas deemed not to be commercially viable!

  5. HMB

    Better Strategy

    There's a much better way of getting BT to install fast Internet into rural areas. Get another company to offer a service there. That get's BT in quick.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ...flying pigs.

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