The United Kingdom will have the fastest broadband speeds that Europe can offer three years from now, according to Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt in a speech.
Talking to audiences at Google’s campus building in East London, the government official boldly announced the broadband plans as he also addressed negative commentaries from the House of Lords about his obsession with speed, rather than coverage.
To which he said,
'When the Lords Committee criticised me this summer for being preoccupied with speed, I plead guilty. And so should we all.'
'Because we simply will not have a competitive broadband network unless we recognise the massive growth in demand for higher and higher speeds. But where their Lordships are wrong is to say my focus is on any particular speed: today’s superfast is tomorrow’s superslow.'
'I am today announcing an ambition to be not just the best, but specifically the fastest broadband of any major European country by 2015.'
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