CityFibre says London 2012 could be home broadband watershed
London 2012 could be a watershed moment for home broadband connectivity in the UK, according to CityFibre.
James Enck, head of corporate development at the fibre optic broadband provider, noted that several businesses in the capital are encouraging employees to work at home during the Olympics, while large parts of the Civil Service are following suit.
Consequently, tens of thousands of people are set to face the "ugly truth" that their home connection does not measure up to the 100Mbps symmetrical LAN they are used to in the office, he said.
This could make people "begin to realise that this stuff is actually important", the CityFibre chief predicted.
Mr Enck insisted that with a degree of luck and "a lot of investment from innovative new companies committed to changing the status quo", lack of super-fast broadband connectivity could be a thing of the past in the not-too-distant future.
According to the latest Ofcom figures, published last week, around 60 per cent of UK households could access super-fast broadband from BT and Virgin Media by this March.
However, these services accounted for just 6.6 per cent of all subscriptions.