“There is no evidence to suggest that those countries that have deployed fibre are in any way better off economically than those that haven’t”
Mark Swarbrick, Deputy Director, BERR (formerly DTI)
“Does connectivity impact on the economy? We don’t know for certain yet, but there is an understanding that it does.”
Antony Walker, CEO, Broadband Stakeholder Group, which the government set-up to investigate broadband access in the UK.
Nice to know that the right hand knows what the left hand is doing.