Birmingham City Council broadband plans challenged by ICT giants
23rd October 2012
BT and Virgin Media have launched a legal challenge against Birmingham City Council's plans to build a superfast broadband network.
The council had successfully applied for European Commission State Aid funding for the scheme.
It wants to build a 100+Mbps (megabits per second) broadband network to serve specific local areas including Digbeth, Eastside and the city's Jewellery Quarter where many digital businesses are based and which are being marketed as ICT hubs.
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