A (very) short history of broadband Britain

Can you remember those early, exciting days when you moved from narrowband to broadband for your Internet connection? Instead of having to dial up each time, you were always on and, instead of a speed of as low as 28.8 kilobits per second (kps), you jumped to at least 128 kbps.

A lot has happened since then. Where are we now and where are we going? In my latest column on IT issues, I’ve explained why and how the Government – with advice from the regulator Ofcom – will be introducing a broadband universal service obligation (USO).


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