High-speed broadband to become legal right in UK2017-12-21 15:49 by Daniela
British homes and businesses will have a right to demand high-speed broadband by 2020 after the government said it would impose new regulation to help the 1.1 million premises who cannot access decent speeds.
This is the speed that Ofcom, the independent regulator, says is needed to meet the requirements of an average family. After careful consideration the government has decided that regulation is the best way of making sure everyone in the UK can get a decent broadband connection of at least 10 Mbps as soon as possible.
10Mbps is truly a minimum definition of high-speed, and fixed line super-fast broadband connections capable of speeds of at least 24Mbps are already available in around 95% of UK homes and businesses.
The government will now begin setting out what the Universal Service Obligation (USO) must include. It's expected that legislation will be passed in early 2018 and that it will take roughly two years to formally introduce the minimum expected speeds previously laid out by Ofcom.
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