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Author Topic: New Process as UK Gov Opens £95m to Local Full Fibre Network Bids  (Read 427 times)

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https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.php/2018/08/new-process-as-uk-gov-opens-95m-to-local-full-fibre-network-bids.html

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The UK Government has today opened the final (Wave 3) round of bidding for £95 million in funding to local authorities as part of their £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) challenge fund, which aims to stimulate commercial investment in “gigabit capable” broadband networks (rural and urban).

Last year the LFFN fund was used to fuel a £10.4 million pilot of 1Gbps capable “full fibre” (FTTP/H) broadband connectivity across six areas of the United Kingdom. The initial pilots reflected a variety of different approaches, such as connection vouchers for businesses (i.e. up to £3,000 to help get the service installed), aggregated demand schemes, opening access to existing public sector infrastructure and dark fibre builds etc.

At the time the government said that its wider aim was to spread Gigabit connections to “key public buildings and businesses, with the expectation that this leads to broadband providers (ISP) creating additional connections to local homes and businesses.” The above allocation of £10.4m was then followed earlier this year by a second allocation (Wave 2) of £95.5m, which went to 13 different areas / projects across the UK.

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    Margot James, UK Minister for Digital, said:

    “We recently set out our ambition for a nationwide full-fibre broadband network by 2033, and initiatives like this will be instrumental in achieving that. We want to hear from any local authority interested in taking part, so we can work closely with them on their plans to help them secure funding.”

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Re: New Process as UK Gov Opens £95m to Local Full Fibre Network Bids
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 08:35:28 AM »

This is so horrible if that is really how it is, she is the minister for adjectival. I can't say “minister for ‘adjective’” because the word 'adjective' is of course a noun. Whatever anyone is a minister for, it definitely should be a noun, not ‘the minister for excellent’, for example. Translators into Gàidhlig and Welsh are going to be left to pick up the pieces, or not. Perhaps a translator into English would have helped. In fact I was one such once at at work, retranslating junk into English before giving it to professional translators into n languages.
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Re: New Process as UK Gov Opens £95m to Local Full Fibre Network Bids
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 10:00:24 AM »

Whenever I see something like that I always say to myself, "The minister for digital WHAT?".
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Re: New Process as UK Gov Opens £95m to Local Full Fibre Network Bids
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 01:43:39 PM »

Agreed, Roseway, minster for mangled, perhaps.
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Re: New Process as UK Gov Opens £95m to Local Full Fibre Network Bids
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 04:50:17 PM »

Wasn't there an American President, in the near past, who could not understand why he was mocked for using the phrase "War on Terror":-X
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Re: New Process as UK Gov Opens £95m to Local Full Fibre Network Bids
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 08:25:59 PM »

I suppose the real way to fight the war on terror would be to give out free booze and goofy pills to all citizens so that they know no fear because they are all completely zonked out?
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