Merkel mock's UK broadband speeds

Tuesday, March 11th 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has mocked the UK's broadband infrastructure in front of David Cameron.
Merkel mock's UK broadband speeds
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made a disparaging comment about the state of the UK's broadband infrastructure.

When Prime Minister David Cameron travelled to Hanover to promote British industry at the CeBIT expo he expected a boost for investment in UK industry.

But when he arrived he found himself on the receiving end of a joke from Ms Merkel, who wanted to know when the UK's long-delayed fibre optic broadband rollout would be completed, reports the Telegraph.

Mr Cameron stated that hundreds of millions of pounds are being poured into the project and that 95 per cent of households will be connected by the end of 2017.

But despite the jokes, there was some cooperation between the two leaders, who agreed to back a 5G WiFi programme that would allow users to download as many as 60 full HD feature length films in under a minute.

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