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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Broadband stimulus glitches

Fibre begins at home....

The US applications for the broadband stimulus grants appear to have hit a glitch when the electronic grants application program was overwhelmed by demand in the run-up to the deadline. #fail

Glad to see they have such a clear understanding of how technology is USED that they can cater for EXPECTED demand!! Hopefully those in charge of choosing which grant applications get to access the stimulus fund have a better grasp on what the present and next generations require to run servers from home as well as from data centres.

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1 comment:

Cyberdoyle said...

the US has similar problems to us. Good phone service which they have been adapting for broadband, now they find they are being left behind, whereas other countries without decent phone networks have romped ahead with fibre. I don't know how they are gonna allocate the funding in the US. Don't think it sounds very organised. As with anything new, most of it will be swallowed up by development agencies and wages, and not end up in infrastructure. Hope the same doesn't happen here. If they just devolve it to councils and cut out the so called 'rural development' advisers there is a better chance funding can get to the people who desperately need it to build the next gen network for real.