Government backs faster broadband

Switch for the chance to WIN a pair of amazing Apple AirPods

 
Switch energy supplier to save up to £447* a year and the chance to win a pair of amazing Apple AirPods (T&Cs apply)
 

in partnership with Banner uswitch

Looking to switch your business energy supplier? Click here

* Between 1 Jul 2018 and 31 Dec 2018, at least 10% of people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with uSwitch saved £447 or more.

Plans to increase the speed of UK broadband services are set to receive the backing of the minister for competitiveness, Stephen Timms, later today.

Mr Timms is to address the Broadband Stakeholder Group, which has previously criticised the government for allowing the UK to fall behind other countries when it comes to broadband speed.

According to the Financial Times, the minister will make it clear that while the government will not pay for the new networks, it is willing to do what it can do to persuade companies to offer faster speeds.

A leaked extract from the speech seen by the FT said: "We need timely deployment of technology. We can’t afford to lag behind others. We need the right conditions for the market to operate effectively."

Increasing the speed and reliability of UK broadband was also in the news last week, with IS Preview.co.uk reporting last week that Orange was preparing to close its Anytime dial-up internet service.

The France Telecom subsidiary was planning to upgrade its dial-up customers to a broadband connection.

Click here to run an energy price comparison, and see if you could be paying less for your gas and electricity.


Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more