UK Needs Faster Internet Says Business Leaders Group

/ 3 years ago

UK Needs Faster Internet Says Business Leaders Group

Buffering, downloading, pausing, even trying to make out the shapes on a low-resolution video have become common place for so many people as their internet speed caps out, normally before they are anywhere near their advertised (and purchased) speeds. It seems that we aren’t the only ones annoyed by this though as a group of business leaders have spoken out now, accusing the UK government of creating a “poverty of ambition” for internet speeds.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is formed from business leaders within the UK, and in their report titled Ultrafast Britain, they state that the UK is lagging behind when it comes to enabling faster broadband connections. The government states that 90% of UK properties have access to superfast speeds, with that reaching 95% by next year.

The IoD don’t think this is good enough, with them calling for speeds of 10 gigabits per second (Gbps) by 2030. Currently, the government wants just 10 megabits per second by 2020, a speed which many are already getting.

This isn’t the first time that the internet as a structured provision has been discussed this week, with Ofcom telling BT that its cable network should be opened up to other companies. Currently, BT contains two parts, the core company and Openreach, the part of the company responsible for the cable, fibre and network infrastructure that the UK relies on for its internet.

What is your internet speed? Is it ever what you were actually advertised to be getting? Do you know anyone with super fast/slow internet and does it have a big impact on them?

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3 Responses to “UK Needs Faster Internet Says Business Leaders Group”
  1. jackjt8 says:

    If my 20/1mbps connection has trouble with a single 4k stream… Then 10mbps simply isn’t enough. And on top of this, during peak my connection can drop sub 10mbps. We need better.

  2. James Brand says:

    Paying for 100mb/s from Virgin getting a consistent 89Mb/sec download and 6Mb/sec Upload once we switched from the old Virgin router to one of their “SuperHubs” 4K streams and videos are no longer a issue even during “peak” hours, before the switch we were lucky if our Download speed topped 4Mb/sec

  3. Johnathon Buchannan says:

    Wel lI am paying for 76mbps down and 20mbps up and that is what i am getting according to the most popular speed test sites measuring my speed at 76mbps down and 19mbps up… so I guess I am a lucky bastard XD

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