I apologize for not being able to update the blog as often as I would like, but I am very busy and I can not allocate the required time to post decent information.
The Spanish Government has decided to include broadband as an universal service, starting in 2011. This is definitely good news. However, to offer just 1Mbps is not enough in order to offer future services, so again, this will a unuseful action that will angry everybody.
Network operators are not happy because universal service means to subsidize money because the service is not profitable.
At the same time, end users will have basic broadband, but they will not be able to do much, as 320k down / 1M up offers a very basic network experience, to e-mail, surf and Skype in low quality.
I replied to the open query of the Ministry of Industry, saying that the universal service required SYMMETRY and at least 6Mbps, but I figure out they do not understand why we need this…
Again… the Government is loosing tempo in the development of next generation networks… and making everybody angry.