Given the digital economy?s positive impact on GDP, it?s unsurprising the government wants to invest in solid digital foundations and boost connectivity.
Full fibre is deemed the gold standard for broadband ? and one of the reasons it is seen as such is that it removes the speed drop over distance that existing DSL products suffer from. But there may be a slight issue with Openreach’s roll-out announcement.
There is a commonly-held misconception that it tends to only be rural areas that are starved of decent broadband connections. This isn?t true at all.
Recently it was reported that a quarter of UK businesses don?t have adequate broadband. This is despite the government?s target of “superfast” connectivity for 95 per cent of Internet users by December 2017.