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Broadband investment – in the city or rural areas?

Posted by Dan Pope on 05/12/11 10:12

The UK are currently ranked 25th in the world in terms of broadband speed, according to reports, with the average speed at 6.8 Mb/s. George Osborne has recently announced that cities will be rolling out higher broadband coverage with an estimate £5bn spend to improve the infrastructure. This investment will see superfast speeds of between 80-100 Mb/s. However critics have argued that the money would be better spent on boosting speeds in rural areas – an investment that would help reach the government’s target of having everyone in the UK receiving at least 2 Mb/s, and the best broadband in Europe by 2015.

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