In what was an expected move BT the UK's telecommunications giant has got the go ahead to start building up their fibre optic network.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7919904.stm
BT has received the green light to begin its rollout of super-fast broadband. Ofcom has delivered its long-awaited ruling which offers BT more flexibility in the way it delivers fibre networks. BT made clear it only wanted to make the move if regulator Ofcom allowed a fair return on that investment.
The regulator said that its ruling was a "pivotal" one for the development of broadband which it said would "be crucial" to the economy.
"Our message today is clear: there are no regulatory barriers in the way of investment in super-fast broadband," said Ofcom chief executive Ed Richards.
"We want to promote investment to support the widespread adoption of superfast broadband but we want to balance that with the need for competition," said Mr Richards.
Unfortunately the system thats been chosen is the poor mans fibre that only goes to a local box instead of fully to the home thus losing half the speed in a single instance, this in itself is in my opinion short sighted thinking, an improvement would of course be to ask the locals whether they wanted to invest or take out long contracts to help underwrite this technology but that it seems is beyond BTs horizon and they are looking more at the fast buck principal that the long term infrastructural requirements of the UK .