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UK Broadband Speed Criticised For Insufficient Coverage and Government Lack of Ambition

     
9:19 am on Jul 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I can speak from experience, and i've been to many places in the UK that are poorly served, not just by broadband but by phone signals for mobile broadband. The ambition should be greater, and investment needs to be faster, especially outside of town and cities.

Broadband and mobile phone signals must be treated the same as other utilities, such as water, electricity and gas supplies.
I'm hopeful the Government report, due out this year, will address the concerns of many outside of towns and cities.

What's been your experience?

UK broadband is not fit for purpose and a major government rethink is needed, according to a business lobby group.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says that the UK's broadband target is simply not ambitious enough when compared to other nations.

It is calling on the government to commit to delivering a minimum of 10Mbps (megabits per second) for all homes and businesses by 2018/19.

It would like to see this rise to 1Gbps (gigabit per second) by 2030.UK Broadband Speed Criticised For Insufficient Coverage and Government Lack of Ambition [bbc.co.uk]
4:43 pm on July 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

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When I lived in UK, telephony was served by the GPO..... LOL The Internet was a baby and the WWW had just been conseptualised (?)......
In Spain, it's all business first and a service later, if you're lucky...... I'm guessing it's the same everywhere......... ;)
As long as suppliers can get away with minimum service for maximum price, they will........ just my thoughts......
6:09 pm on July 14, 2014 (gmt 0)

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GPO, lol, yes, I remember that, too.