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Government minister to address UK broadband speed issues

18th September 2007

Government minister to address UK broadband speed issues

Stephen Timms, minister for competitiveness is set to do a speech tonight that will highlight that the UK could well fall behind other countries that are rolling out super-fast broadband, such as Fibre To The Home (FTTH) if we do not plan to sort out the future of our broadband network.

He will be addressing his speech to the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) who themselves warned in a report they published in April that the UK had only 2 years to sort out investment for high-speed broadband.

With other countries already offering super-fast broadband, such as Japan that offers 100MB speeds, the UK needs to follow suit if it wants to stay competitive.
Earlier this year BT announced that they would be trailing VDSL2 that would offer broadband speeds of around 40-50MB.

Another report last month also highlighted the fact that UK broadband as it is is not really up to speed, with the average broadband speed customers were receiving was 2.7MB when they were signed on to an "up to 8MB" deal.


Author: Mark Ward
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