Government over-fixated on high-speed broadband, argues report

The Government has become over-fixated on high-speed broadband when price and reliability matter as much to consumers and the economy, a report from the right-leaning Policy Exchange think tank has argued.

According to the authors of The Superfast and the Furious, the Government should put more emphasis on universal provision at usable speeds and prices, reducing red tape that slows investment in better services, and improve competition and innovation by boosting consumer power.

Despite the fact that the UK Internet economy had grown to 8 percent of GDP - a higher share than for any other country in the G20 - the country remains stuck in the middle lane for fibre connection levels and broadband speeds, while millions of consumers still weren't using the medium effectively, claimed the report.

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