EVERYONE IN THE UK now has the option to take on a Mbps broadband connection, according to a news blare from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) that suggests that the UK is keeping up with its own schedule on better, booming broadband.
The DCMS does not take off much time over the holidays, and while most of us were considering whether to curry turkey leftovers, it was unwrapping a bunch of good news about local internet connections and the ever increasing blanket of high speed networks that the UK has.
Things are good already, and are getting better according to the official information from Westminster.
"Our rollout of superfast broadband is one of the biggest and most challenging infrastructure projects undertaken by Government in recent times," said Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey.
"We need to keep the UK moving with the demands of the digital age, and our tremendous progress throughout 2015 has equipped businesses with the tools they need to grow, and homes with the technology to be part of our online global community."
Vaizey, who has begun polling industry on local future technology plans, is supported by a range of headline figures on connectivity. These include the blanket 2Mbps coverage, and the promise that 95 percent of this land will be guaranteed 24Mbps connections by the close of 2017.
The DCMS is frothing with excitement and brags that superfast connections have gone from nothing to something in just six years.
"Thanks to the work already completed by the Government's broadband delivery arm (BDUK) and the commercial sector, almost nine out of ten UK homes and businesses now have access to superfast speeds," it explained.
"The rollout - the fastest one of its kind anywhere in the world - is currently expected to pass the 4 million milestone in Spring 2016." µ
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