Hunt eyes super-fast broadband for majority by 2015

Summary:Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has said the government wants 90 percent of the UK to have access to broadband of at least 25Mbps by 2015

The government has said it wants 90 percent of the UK to have access to broadband of at least 25Mbps by 2015.

Jeremy Hunt

Jeremy Hunt has said the government wants 90 percent of the UK to have access to super-fast broadband by 2015. Photo credit: Conservative Party

The coalition's ambitions towards super-fast broadband were revealed by culture secretary Jeremy Hunt during a keynote at the National Digital Conference in London on Thursday. The government has previously said its goal is for the UK to have "the best super-fast broadband network in Europe" by 2015, and talked about most of the country gaining access to super-fast broadband speeds. That goal has now been upgraded to the vast majority of the country.

"We have set aside the money and the expertise to make this happen," Hunt said. "Now local authorities need to step up to the plate by bringing forward their own plans setting out how they will deliver this level of ambition."

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Superfast broadband: Gov't aims for 90 per cent access by 2015 on silicon.com.


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