Monday, 26 March 2012

Is the UK on track for 2015?

Consumers in the UK enjoy, or suffer from, a variety of broadband speeds, limited for most by the length of their connection to fibre. In Scotland, for example, more than 50% of premises are more than 1km from the nearest exchange. Unless fibre is brought much closer to these communities it will not be possible to deliver the government’s 2015 target of 24Mb/s to 90% of the population. To cater for our 2020 targets (> 30Mb/s for 100%) fibre will have to come within 300m of most of the population. (Wireless solutions will be used in some areas, but long-distance wireless is only effective where population is quite sparse.) 
Current data suggests that this investment in fibre is not yet being made.
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