Superfast broadband is on track in UK, says government

Broadband, Internet

If you live in the UK and are still struggling with slow broadband, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.


The British government has announced that its rollout of superfast broadband has now reached more than one million homes and businesses across the UK.

It said that its plan to roll out high-speed internet to 95 per ccent of UK homes and businesses by 2017 remained firmly on track.

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid said that more than a million homes and businesses had now benefited from the investment in superfast broadband.

“It is totally transforming the way we live and work. You can download feature length films faster, chatting online with family and friends around the world using VoIP is more reliable and households can go online simultaneously without the connection slowing down or dropping out,” he said.

“For businesses, superfast speeds are boosting profits through increased sales, reduced overheads and accessing markets abroad for the first time.”

Superfast broadband is defined by the EU as speeds of 24Mbps or above. The UK government’s ambition is to provide most of the UK with those speeds or higher by 2017, with the rest having a minimum speed of 2Mbps.

It is estimated that the improvements to broadband could create a further 56,000 UK jobs by 2024.

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