Today’s the UK government’s ‘Digital Britain’ interim report provided quite a lot to digest, so here’s a ten point link round-up of the most important parts:
- A BBC News video of the Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham, outlining the report.
- Lord Carter called for broadband in every UK house by 2012, probably at a speed of 2Mb/second (Guardian.co.uk)
- Guardian.co.uk’s Emily Bell looks at the significance of the report’s ‘interim’ nature. She examines how ‘we are caught between two worlds’.
- The Telegraph talks to Lord Carter about Channel 4 funding: “if there is left over cash from television switchover, it could be put to numerous uses, not just to fund the broadcaster [Channel 4],” the paper reported.
- Brand Republic on the possibility of a Channel 4 / BBC Worldwide tie-up.
- ZDNet gives a chattier breakdown here. And the title of the TechRadar post lures you in: ‘The Good, the Bad, and the WTF?’
- It’s hard to resist a good old Wordle (we’re as guilty as everyone else) and here is the Guardian’s depiction of the report, along with an explanation of how Lord Carter vows to force ISPs to crack down on piracy.
- Helpfully, the Guardian (by far the most comprehensive and easy-to-navigate news coverage of the afternoon) brings all its Digital Britain content together here.
and an eleventh:
- The BBC Trust’s reaction, which says the body welcomes the report and its proposals.