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My focus is on the extremely high bandwidth infrastructure that cutting edge applications require. That's an area where government planning and investment could affect the whole business landscape.
That's an area where government planning and investment
You must be referring to another country. British government doesn't do planning and investment
keep to the Fen Causeway
But for cutting-edge hosting, there's no real need to keep a server at home. You can hire or co-locate in London and get all the usual bandwidth and benefits, with remote management. For a lot of applications it's cheaper to do that than it is to buy a custom server and pay for a spare high speed broadband line.
Industrial data centres will usually have a leased line anyway, so they're not so dependent on public broadband.
It does mean they won't be based in the Hebrides, but there's no technical reason why they can't be based in the Midlands.
I know someone who ran a dating site on a cheap PC she kept in a spare bedroom. Initially it was connected to a couple of ISDN lines.
She happened to live in London, but she could have done it anywhere.
She sold the site a few years ago for half a million.
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