U.K. mobile-broadband plan draws fire

07/15/2009 | Guardian (London), The

U.K. government critics contend that plans to extend broadband service to isolated areas via new wireless spectrum obtained through the planned auctioning of analog airwaves are unfeasible because of rivalries among the country's top five mobile carriers. They argue that the government's plan to split up the auctioned-off airwaves evenly among carriers is politically expedient but not fiscally feasible.

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