U.K. government may spur broadband

There's a developing story today suggesting that the government in the United Kingdom may create legislation designed to spur broadband deployment in the nation. Countries such as South Korea have become leaders in broadband penetration in no small part because their governments have mandated broadband deployment goals for telecom carriers to meet.

Meanwhile, countries like the United States and the United Kingdom are among the broadband laggards. It's not clear yet if U.K. leaders will pursue such policy, or perhaps a limited form of it, but the movement is gathering steam. The U.K. minister of competitiveness will give a speech tonight that could further drive the effort.

For more:
- MSNBC
has this brief story from FT.com

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