Government highlights need for further broadband speed improvements
The government has highlighted its ongoing commitment to improving UK broadband speeds in order to meet the constantly increasing level of demand for faster services.
Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has defended the coalition's constant focus on improving broadband speeds, stating that the need for more bandwidth among British consumers is rising at an "exponential" rate.
He cited figures showing that 98,000 Tweets, 370,000 Skype calls and 695,000 Google searches are made each minute in the UK, figures that will only increase.
As such, the government is investing in rolling out the most efficient superfast and ultrafast broadband connections possible in order to not only meet current demands, but also account for future trends.
"We will continue to develop policy to ensure that the highest speeds technology can deliver are available to the largest number of people here in the UK," said Mr Hunt.
The government continues to make efforts to fulfil the goal it originally stated in 2010 of creating Europe's best superfast broadband network in Britain by 2015.