Wireless broadband receives boost

4 Jun 2007

Ofcom has relaxed its regulations on 5.8GHz wireless broadband access by allowing the power output of base stations to be doubled. The change will extend the range and variety of services into parts of the UK that were previously not covered, with rural areas likely to benefit the most. Ofcom’s decision follows the completion of a consultation launched in July 2006. Ofcom Chief Executive Ed Richards said: ‘This measure means communities across the country may be able to benefit from access to a new form of broadband. That is what closing the digital divide is all about.’

United Kingdom