UK to have "fastest" broadband in Europe by 2015

UK will be hooked up to super fast broadband, according to Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated that he wants the UK to have not just the “best” but the “fastest” broadband by 2015

The statement was made during a speech at Google’s Campus building in London, where Hunt said he was committed to bringing broadband speeds greater than 24 Megabits per second, to more than 90 per cent of the UK.

He said that the higher speeds would be essential to keep up with others in Europe. “Today’s superfast is tomorrow’s superslow. Just as the last government was wrong to hang its hat on 2Mbps speeds, we must never fall into the trap of saying any speed is enough,” he said.

Hunt explained that by 2016 up to two-thirds of the UK should have access to Fibre to The Home (FTTH), which brings a fibre connection without the need for any slow copper cabling.