Stephen Timms, the former Minister for Digital Britian, has today criticised the Government for failing to ensure the roll-out of broadband across the UK.

In an article for Labour List, Stephen said: "The current superfast broadband programme has gone badly wrong – in both rural and urban areas – essentially because Government Ministers have forgotten what their predecessors in 1984 taught the rest of us: that competition is the key to successful telecommunications policy." He addded: "This has been frankly a depressing episode.  Ministers have failed to stand up for the public interest."  

The full article can be read here: http://labourlist.org/2013/08/the-superfast-debacle-how-the-government-is-making-a-mess-over-broadband/

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