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UK.gov opens 250k competition to tackle first-world problem of crap conference Wi-Fi

The competition is part of the government's Tourism Sector Deal: an attempt to help Britain attract more international business events.

Winners will be able to upgrade their existing connectivity to "gigabit-capable" broadband speeds. Exact costs will vary between locations, however, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said the average value per project will be approximately £30,000.

Making Blighty attractive to business delegates is all part of a cunning plan to boost tourist numbers during the off-peak season (surely the historically weak pound is enough - Ed). In 2017, the UK hosted 592 international association meetings with business visitors making up almost a quarter of the 38 million visits to the UK in 2018.

 

 

 

UK.gov opens 250k competition to tackle first-world problem of crap conference Wi-Fi