News: UK E-minister calls for lower broadband prices – The Register Comment: Clearly a good announcement, let’s see if it’s just further rhetoric or whether further action will follow. Hilarious facts derived from the article is, 13m homes connected to ADSL enabled exchanges, 50k installed ADSL’s – that’s 0.0038% utilisation. In addition, 180 ADSL resellers sharing 25k installation (BT have half of them themselves) – that an average of under 139 ADSL connection each – I would suggest that this is an insufficient number to generate enough income for them to survive.
News: BT may face £2bn bill for broadband delays – ZDNet Comment: At last, it appears that someone is bringing BT to account for their failure to rollout Broadband, including the lack of action on LLU.
News: Broadband: Swedish Government Earmarks €640m – Tornado Insider
News: AT&T to Consider Cable-TV Offers of AOL, Disney – The Standard
Korea’s Internet market poised for consolidation – Korean Herald
Old News (Apr.01): Half the households in Korea have BB access – American City Business Journals
Research: Old piece from Oct 2000 – Behind Korea’s broadband explosion – Pyramid Research
Comment: One point appears to be strong competition. Interesting comment Korea ‘will purchase up to one-quarter of all ADSL equipment sold worldwide’ in 2000.
Korea Plans For Broadband Everywhere By 2005 – Newsbytes
News: Liberty Media to buy six cable companies from Deutsche Telekom – Cabletoday
News: Broadband funding from Alston (Australia) – The Age