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As the three main UK political parties vie for positioning ahead of a general election to be held by June, the Conservatives unveiled their “Technology Manifesto” on Thursday in London outlining the key issues they would address if they form the next government.
Shadow Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude presented ideas on everything from improving broadband speeds to making government data accessible online.
Boosting broadband speeds would play a crucial role in stimulating growth by providing new areas of financial competitiveness, they said.
“This is central to the growth of the UK economy and will create hundreds of thousands of jobs,” Hunt said.
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from The Great Debate UK:
-Lavinia Carey is Chair of the Alliance Against IP Theft, and Director General of the British Video Association. The opinions expressed are her own. -
The proposals contained within the much anticipated Digital Economy Bill have prompted lively debate among politicians, industry and consumer groups. Unfortunately, some have characterised the debate as industry versus consumer, when in fact both industry and the consumer have an interest in reducing copyright theft.
It will be the end of an era. Associated Newspapers has announced that it will shut the analogue Teletext TV service in January next year.
The shutdown was expected to take place in 2012 and the company has also said that it will even close several of its Freeview digital services. The service has been badly hit by a fall in audiences and revenue brought on by the economic downturn.
A new report from Ofcom, reveals that more than 30 percent of homes in Britain don’t have basic broadband service.
The study will become part of the government’s Digital Britain report, which is intended to help keep the UK economically and culturally competitive by promoting broadband access.