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Wednesday, September 03, 2003

 

U.K.: "Broadband runs like water"

"Broadband is increasingly becoming regarded as a basic utility - such as gas, electricity and water - and could affect the value and take-up of commercial property developments."

"What's more, broadband is no longer exclusive to office developments, but is being regarded as a key asset for retail and industrial premises, according to UK-based commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton. It's research found that businesses signing up for new premises are demanding broadband connections - and increasingly rejecting potential properties if there is no broadband."

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In the U.S., we see this applying not just to individual commercial properties but to whole communities -- how's your town doing?

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