UK in danger of two-tier economy over rural superfast broadband connectivity

UK in danger of two-tier economy over rural superfast broadband connectivity

The lack of universal superfast broadband, particularly in rural areas, is creating a two-tier economy which only serves to marginalise those communities, businesses and individuals struggling to get fast and reliable connectivity to the Internet.  The UK needs to prioritise and move much faster towards deploying universal superfast broadband for all if we intend to reap the […]

The Midsomer Broadband Murders were only the start of the slaughter

In the 18th and 19th Centuries Birmingham, particularly Digbeth and the Jewelry Quarter, was at the heart of the UK’s communications infrastructure, from canals through to railways to the ports of Bristol, Liverpool, Newcastle and Southampton as well as to London. The failure of BT and Virgin to give them similar global connectivity today is bad enough, to prevent others from doing so is …..

What has 24 mbps to do with the fastest broadband in Europe by 2015?

What has 24 mbps to do with the fastest broadband in Europe by 2015?

The UK is better placed than most of the rest of Europe for a market-driven, investment led, infrastructure revolution. But are ministers more concerned to protect current incumbents than to set them free to compete against world class players? And which policy is more likely to not only give Britain the best Broadband in Europe by 2015 but ensure that is maintained as we move towards the infrastructures needed for smart cities and the Internet of Things?