Government won't be hitting superfast broadband target like useless chumps
We all want superfast broadband. We probably don't need it, but we want it all the same. Other countries have it, so why not us? Well, that's because we've got a thoroughly useless government.
And thanks to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, well over half of local authorities have not even started work on how they will fund the network, making it the deadline nigh-on impossible.
Jeremy Hunt, the culture secretary, pledged £530m to fund the upgrade and installation of new broadband lines last December. Sadly for us, this is half the money needed to complete the job and said local authorities will need to find the rest from their own budgets. Fantastic.
The BDUK, who will be the pepole doling out the funds, have not been contacted by roughly a quarter of local authorities. Not that BDUK know what they're doing. See, they don't really know what's going on because our blessed government are confusing everyone by making up the process as they go along.
In addition to this, Rory Stewart, Conservative MP for Cumbria, has warned that rural areas "will be hollowed out" economically if Ofcom doesn't get a wriggle on with the 4G spectrum auction.
It's a farce.