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Put universal broadband before speed, says Race Online 2012

Thursday, August 26th 2010
Graham Walker of Race Online 2012 has argued improving broadband coverage should be more of a priority than increasing speeds.
Put universal broadband before speed, says Race Online 2012
Policymakers have claimed it is more important for everyone in the UK to get broadband access than it is for them to be able to browse at super-fast speeds.

Head of policy at Race Online 2012 Graham Walker noted that plans for all Britons to have the skills and access to home broadband needed for them to be able to surf the web are outlined in the Manifesto for a Networked Nation.

Mr Walker restated the coalition government's desire to ensure that all people of working age are online by the end of the current parliament, adding: "No-one should then retire offline."

He claimed that it is necessary to work towards achieving these goals, rather than focusing on the rollout of high-speed broadband across the whole country.

"Super-fast broadband is another great ambition for the UK, but we cannot afford to wait for this to get millions more people online," the expert commented.

His comments come after ABI Research revealed that the global number of fixed-line broadband subscriptions reached almost 449 million in the second quarter of 2010.

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