HS2 could help spread high-speed broadband, minister says

HS2 could help spread high-speed broadband, minister says

The Guardian – Controversial high-speed rail route from London to Birmingham may also carry fibre optic cables and improve other utilitiesHigh-speed rail could also help spread high-speed broadband across Britain, according to the government, which is developing plans for cables to be run along the new track as it seeks to push the benefits of the controversial £33bn project.Ministers say the new high-speed rail network, HS2, will be designed to allow fibre optic cabling for a broadband superhighway to be accommodated without any additional land use or visual intrusion.The government is keen to reposition HS…

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