The current United Kingdom Coalition Government has this good idea that they should give local rural councils money to improve their local Broadband infrastructure so people in rural areas had broadband speeds as fast as urban areas.
This was a wonderful idea and the government started to put tenders out and some were accepted and work started but the problem is nothing has happened in over year people in the rural areas have not seen an improvement in their broadband speeds!
Simply put between both the United Kingdom Government and British Telecom have ripped out the tax payer in such a grand way the money has been spent and absolutely nothing has been done. Not all British Telecom’s fault after all they are commercial company but it’s looks like once again the government has failed to manage the whole process almost to a point of criminal incompetence!
This is yet another recent information technology failure of the United Kingdom Government the other one being the computer system which calculates the new joint Benefit which replaces the likes of Income Support and Tax Credits which has also failed to work correctly from the start. Once again for exactly the same reason because the United Kingdom failed to correctly manage it’s development once again.
I must not only one who starts to wonder if both the United Kingdom Government and the Civil Service which supports it are really component in this modern computerized world to manage computer project even up to the job any more in this modern world.
In my view if it high time the Civil Service and Government Systems of the United Kingdom were overhauled and modernized to cope with the modern computerized world as frankly at the moment it cannot and wasting millions of tax payers moneys in constant series of monumental failures which the country cannot afford at the moment!
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