UK Aims For Best Broadband In Europe By 2015

The UK coalition government is expected to announce its roadmap for connecting every community to fibre-based broadband by 2015.

According to Tech Radar, the new plans will be a part of 'Britain's Superfast Broadband Future', aimed at making speeds of 50 Mbps commonplace in the UK by allowing every community access to a fibre-based broadband cabinet. Government ministers hope that the scheme will give the UK the best broadband network in Europe.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that the project, in order to improve the existing FTTC network and develop new ones, will receive another £50 million in investment, bringing the total to £830 million.

The government is convinced that faster internet speeds will not only be the basis of business reforms but also aid the development of Britain's rural areas.

Caroline Spelman, the secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, said in a statement: “Rolling out superfast broadband is probably the single most important thing we can do to ensure the sustainability of our rural communities in the 21st Century.”