Britain heads for fastest broadband network in Europe

"In my very first speech as a Minister I said that I wanted us to have the ‘best’ superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015," said Jeremy Hunt in a recent speech.

"In defining ‘best’ you include factors like price and coverage as well as speed. But over the past two years it has become clear, as Usain Bolt wouldn’t hesitate to say, to be the best you need to be the fastest.

"So I am today announcing an ambition to be not just the best, but specifically the fastest broadband of any major European country by 2015. Indeed we may already be there."

The £530million has been allocated to local authorities and devolved governments to help take superfast broadband to rural areas. We want 90% of homes and businesses to have access to superfast broadband and everyone to have access to at least 2Mbps.

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  1. Mark (ISPreview)

    If we’re now to be the “fastest” for broadband then we’ll need to aim higher than 25Mbps for 90% of the population, Sweden and several other countries already have 100Mbps+ fibre optic networks in the ground.

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