IT leaders criticise UK broadband quality

Wednesday, March 20th 2013
Slow broadband is hampering businesses, IT leaders have said.
IT leaders criticise UK broadband quality
Leading IT industry figures have hit out at the quality of broadband available to UK businesses, despite government initiatives to improve connectivity.

In last year's Budget, Chancellor George Osborne unveiled plans to fund the rollout of ultra-fast broadband in the UK's ten largest cities, while earmarking further financial support for smaller cities.

However, Eurosoft network administrator David Richards told Techworld that measures such as this are yet to make any substantial difference - and that his company is struggling due to its poor-quality broadband connection.

"We need to send huge files to our customers. It takes days, yes days, to upload a file," he explained.

An IT manager from Aberdeen who gave his name as Kenny8416 expressed his frustration at seeing adverts for BT's super-fast broadband service, when many areas of the country are only able to access speeds of 1Mbps or lower.

He added that communications services will become increasingly important as the IT industry adopts more hosted and cloud-based services.

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