The British Are Not Coming for High-Speed Internet


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America loves, wants, needs high-speed Internet access. Witness, for example, the gnashing of teeth over Silicon Alley’s poor connectivity. Rural communities are clamoring for it. The prospect is even enough to inspire outright underhandedness on the part of some cable operators.

However, across the pond, they are apparently in far less of a hurry. ZDNet reports:

“Nearly 60 percent of UK homes and small businesses have access to connections providing downloads faster than 25Mbps, the telecoms regulator said in its Communications Market Report on Wednesday. However, fewer than seven percent of premises have signed up for the super-fast services.”

But then how will you stream Doctor Who on Netflix Instant?

The British Are Not Coming for High-Speed Internet