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United Kingdom government: superfast broadband now in 95% of United Kingdom premises

“The Government’s Universal Service Obligation will make high speed broadband[1] a legal right and we’ll be working with industry, Government and Ofcom to deliver this”, Clive Selley, CEO, Openreach, said. If you look at the 95 per cent milestone (and that more than 19 out of 20 United Kingdom homes and businesses can now get 24Mbps speeds), and worry that you are still in the internet connection dark ages, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has some reassurance to offer. This means the vast majority of Britain’s homes and businesses can now order services capable of streaming their favourite Netflix or iPlayer shows, playing online games, responding to emails and surfing the web – all simultaneously, on multiple devices and without interruption.

The government today hailed the closing of Britain’s “digital divide”, with 95 per cent of United Kingdom homes and businesses able to access superfast broadband[2]. We’re determined to get Britain, the whole of Britain, hooked up to decent broadband speeds. “More than 27 million homes have been upgraded since 2009, and the United Kingdom now enjoys faster speeds, and broader coverage than all of the major European Union economies”.

Providing access to reliable, high speed broadband is probably the single most important thing we can do to ensure the sustainability of our rural communities and businesses and as such it is fantastic to hear that Wales has reached 94% for superfast broadband coverage.

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40 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. This presents short term, intermediate and long term technical levels of Capital One Financial Corporation (COF ) stock. However, digital and culture secretary Matt Hancock said the rollout was far from complete.

Over the years, GBP1.7 billion in funding has been made available to ISPs to subsidise the rollout of infrastructure in areas where it otherwise wouldn’t be commercially viable. The business is now consulting with its wholesale customers on how to achieve its ambition of making ultrafast (100Mbps+) Fibre-to-the-Premises technology available to 10 million premises by the mid-2020s, and it will be publishing an update on this process in the near future. “We have come a long way in a short space of time, with one of the fastest broadband deployments in the world”.

However, people in many rural areas[4] will still be disappointed, it added, such as in “places like Hatherden and Wildhern in Hampshire [that] still have no superfast broadband coverage”.

This government’s clear ambition is to build a Britain that’s fit for the future, where opportunity is spread equally around the country and everyone is given a chance to get ahead.

References

  1. ^ high speed broadband (www.stackyard.com)
  2. ^ superfast broadband (www.stackyard.com)
  3. ^ Capital One Financial Corp. (COF) Shares Sold by Farmers Trust Co (theafricom.com)
  4. ^ rural areas (www.stackyard.com)

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