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David Salway

UK Report: Speeds Do Not Increase Economic Development

By October 31, 2012

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A new report published by The Economist Intelligence Unit in the UK challenges the popular assertion that ultrafast broadband speeds deliver increased economic benefits. With Google and Verizon also investing heavily in fiber broadband networks designed to deliver superfast broadband service, and several studies reporting the impact of broadband deployment and higher speeds on levels of economic development, this report will surely raise some eyebrows from broadband industry analysts.

Broadband Speeds and The Economy:  Do Higher Speeds Equate to Increased Economic Development?

The United Kingdom set some rather ambitious goals even before the United States began writing the National Broadband Plan.  How far along are they in reaching their goals, and is the report cited above a relevant correlation between broadband speeds and the economy, or an assessment of the UK's readiness to adopt high speed broadband?

Broadband in the United Kingdom: Keeping Pace or Falling Behind Other Countries?



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