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Is Britain’s broadband broke?

If you thought that a poor broadband connection was something that only internet users in the country suffered, you would be wide of the mark. The average broadband speed in Britain is 3.8 megabits per second, well behind South Korea, which leads the world with an average of 12mbps. Britain falls behind Romania and Latvia and, no British city features in the list of the 100 fastest cities in the world for internet access.

This isn’t about providing access to time-wasting social media sites or idle browsing, it’s about ensuring that Britons can run their businesses, shop and access the latest news and local information. By 2015 it could also be the way we watch television and buy music, films and books. This is important infrastructure and the Government needs to ensure that it is in place.

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