• United States
by Staff

Net.Worker briefs

Feb 03, 20031 min
BroadbandUnified Communications

Brits band together for broadband

Rural Britains are banding together to persuade British Telecom to provide their small towns and villages broadband access. Because BT will consider deploying high-speed access when a community preregisters at least 200 (and in some areas 400) potential subscribers, local citizens are distributing flyers and building Web sites urging their neighbors to sign up. National group Broadband4Britain says it has signed up more than 200 “local heroes” to spread the word, with a goal to ensure all businesses and homes can get affordable broadband access by year-end.