Reply to post: Labour used Sourth Korea as the template, but forgot to check something.

Labour: Free British broadband for country if we win general election

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Labour used Sourth Korea as the template, but forgot to check something.

Labour web page on this announcement made a direct comparison with the success of FTTH rollout in S Korea.

But the seem to have missed reading up on the subject first.

http://www.infodev.org/en/Document.934.pdf

"Surprisingly given the Government’s extensive policy involvement in the ICT sector, the **majority of

funding for Korea’s broadband infrastructure projects has come from the private sector** rather than the

public sector. Overall, the Government invested more than $900 million US in the KII project. However

this is only a small proportion compared to the total investment of $33 billion overall (NCA). The

Government’s total budget for BcN is far smaller, at just $62 million, again a drop in the ocean compared

to the overall level of investment that will be made by the private sector. Investment"

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