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

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For business customers new networks make high bandwidth connections that offer greater upload speeds affordable for small businesses. They can change working practices and businesses’ costs by making home working a more viable and interactive activity.


Lindsey Annison on 24 September 2008 at 3:54am

Symmetrical services are vital for both businesses and consumers, not just slightly increased upload speeds. The assumption that we are passive consumers of the connectivity is simply not true. The reality is that many connections are still incapable of supporting video uploads, video conferencing etc and hence we as consumers are currently unable to be proactive - 'prosumers'.

mike kiely on 24 September 2008 at 11:28am

It looks like there is a plan to get fibre to 60% of the population over the next 10 years.

But why wait, existing Broadband connectivity does not have to be best efforts. Yon can achieve a full 30fps Video conferencing with as little as a 150Kbps.

As well as promoting fibre, Ofcom or DTI, or BERR should declare that Broadband connectivity to the Internet is now more important than the telephone service and enhancing that connectivity in terms of delivering low loss, delay and jitter is a top priority.

Quality of service should not be seen as a value add to Broadband. It currently is and this needs to change.

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