Delivering super-fast broadband in the UK - Interactive Executive Summary

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For consumers, super-fast broadband will support new services and ways of communicating. Examples of these new services might include: reliable high definition video; two-way video communications; simultaneous usage of broadband services by different householders; social inclusion for disabled people through new ways of communicating; and new ways to access public service content and information, including health and education information.

What will next generation access mean for consumers?


mike Kiely on 24 September 2008 at 11:08am

If I am viewing high definition TV in real time, then I definately need more bandwidth.

The other applications mentioned can be done today, and could be done even better if Broadband services were designed for that purpose. Todays Broadband provides cheap as chips www access. Much more is possible from our connectivity but objectives for our information based economy, like Mr Caio suggested need to be outlined.

Do not stop the call for more investment and do all is possible to make it easy but open to all. But the objective ought to be more about achieving the best outcomes no matter what connectivity exists.

Note - no uk operator invented the Internet, so Ofcom have a real obligation to ensure that connectivity to the internet gets the spectrum and frequnecies it needs to allow users, not just operators to create new services.

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