Wispa Limited describe Edwina Harts Broadband Support Scheme announcement as a wasted opportunity

Top Quote Wispa Limited COO Richard Brown describes today's announcement from Edwina Hart, to extend the Broadband Support Scheme and to increase the qualifying threshold to 2Mbps as: "A completely wasted opportunity". End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 06, 2011 - "Broadband should be more than just getting people a connection," explained Brown "it is about empowerment". Brown believes that the failure of the Welsh Government to take the opportunity to increase the minimum required delivery to at least the national average (6.2Mbps - Ofcom) is another example of how the Welsh Government are missing the point when it comes to enabling the future of Wales.

    "The EU are underwriting much of the money that is being used to fund the Broadband Support Scheme, and we have an opportunity to create a world leading digital nation. Why would we back away from that? Why wouldn't we grasp the opportunity to set our nation apart?" Mrs Hart declared today that: "...It is vital that everyone across Wales has access to basic broadband.." Which Brown believes demonstrates the total absence of ambition in Government policy. Access to basic broadband isn't what he believes should be the aspirations of a Government who is seeking to enable an economy.

    "We had an opportunity to declare a bright future for Wales - instead we seem to be content to pick up the scraps. All the way across the Press this morning there are comments from those who want to curry favour with Mrs Hart's department, claiming that this is fantastic news and how good it will be for Wales. I'm not afraid to say that I am ashamed by the total lack of ambition in the announcement."

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