28 Dec '15, 8am

Ultra-fast broadband coming to a place near you, says BDUK - Electronics Weekly

Ultra-fast broadband coming to a place near you, says BDUK - Electronics Weekly

More than 3.5 million homes and businesses have now been reached by the Government’s nationwide rollout of superfast broadband, says BDUK. The rollout is expected to hit the 4 million mark in Spring 2016. The rollout is delivering superfast access - Internet speeds greater than 24 Mbps - to those properties not covered by existing commercial networks and is on track to take superfast access to 95% of the UK by December 2017. Around 55,000 small businesses in 50 cities across the UK were issued with a broadband connection voucher. Businesses benefitting from the scheme are reporting, on average, a £1,300 per year increase in profits, says BDUK, with a new job being created for every four new connections. The government has also launched a new scheme aimed at providing immediate assistance to those communities in the hardest to reach places who suffer from the slowest speeds...

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