Why Britain's broadband is heading for the slow lane
Posted in: Government & Policy at 08/05/2012 18:20
The internet is a bigger part of the British economy than education, healthcare or construction. Britons generate more money online than any other G20 nation. But when it comes to high-speed broadband, the country is falling behind.
The UK's average download speed is ranked 16th in Europe, according to IT company Akamai, and experts warn that the country is beginning to miss out as a result.
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UK trails rivals in race for broadband, says report
Its average download speed is the 16th slowest in Europe and experts warn that the country could be "frozen out" as a result.
The figures, from IT company Akamai, show that while the UK has named broadband as an infrastructure priority alongside roads, rail and energy, investment is well behind competitors.