We need faster broadband. 160,000 homes cannot access broadband at all, and around two million only get really slow speeds.
Despite the nightmarish economic climate, we are going to press on and try and solve this. Part of the solution will be to use electricity pylons, water mains and sewers for the network but part of it will also be to put many more government services online to stimulate demand for services. I have given a speech about this today – if you are part of the technology industry and want to be part of the consultation, please get in touch:
Broadband Policy & Programmes Team
Department of Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0ET
Tel: 0207 215 4439
Fax: 0207 215 5542