Sepp Hasslberger: UK Lords – Internet a Utility

Sepp Hasslberger
Sepp Hasslberger

A step in the right direction…

UK parliament calls for Internet to be classified as a public utility

A new report published by the upper house of UK parliament—the House of Lords—has called for Internet access to be reclassified as a public utility. Further, the report says that the UK is falling behind other countries when it comes to both high-speed Internet access (i.e., new fiber-to-the-home and fiber-to-the-node deployments) and universal Internet access—two factors that could significantly affect the UK’s ability to compete in the still-rapidly-growing international digital economy. Read full article.

Phi Beta Iota: Dark Fiber — not ISP second-hand leased fiver — the Dutch multi-layer model as documented so ably by Gordon Cook — and a combination of Open Source Everything Engineering and Smart Cities 21 (not to be confused with IBM’s faux version of Smart Cities) are the underlying enablers.