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Project Lightning Illuminates The Digital Divide

17.2.2015 by Jenn Granger

In its 2015 Tech Predictions event, Deloitte forecast that the gap between connection speeds could get worse as the year progresses. Well, it seems it wasn't far wrong, as Virgin Media has announced that it will be concentrating on 'towns and cities' rather than more rural areas in its broadband expansion, which is set to increase the digital divide.  Virgin Media is planning on spending £3bn on a cable rollout that will bring superfast fibre network to an extra 4m homes over a five year period, and create about 6,000 jobs, 1,000 of which will be apprenticeships. Sounds pretty great. However,…