Letter to the editor
Despite the money and commitment behind them, Britain's mobile infrastructure programme (report, December 14) and broadband initiatives struggle to produce results.
That makes it critical that the £1 billion investment in broadband announced in the Autumn Statement is spent more effectively. Projects should follow the model used in developing the emergency services network, which uses the provider EE’s commercial service but has stimulated the development of more general 4G coverage in under-served areas.
A similar approach for the railways would improve services for both passengers and rural communities.
Tim Devine is a communications technology expert at PA Consulting