superfast broadband

Next Phase of Superfast Broadband Announced

The Government has announced its ambitions for the UK to have the best broadband network in Europe by 2015. Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Olympics, Culture, Media and Sport, has started the ball rolling by saying that there should be a ‘digital hub’ in every community in the country as part of the coalition Government’s £830 million strategy. The new plan is a deviation from the previous Government’s ambitions, which were labeled as "pitifully low" by Hunt. The Labour government had promised a minimum of 2Mb broadband to every home by 2012 despite Britain apparently lagging behind a number of European countries. South Korea’s broadband network has been singled-out as a benchmark with the country’s aim to roll out a 1Gbps service by 2012, thatR... »