UK 'not keeping up in fibre optic broadband stakes'
A study by the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council found that less than one per cent of households in the UK have access to the high speed broadband services, which is less than nations including Latvia, Estonia and Slovakia.
However, it was also found that the number of FTTH subscribers across the globe rose by 15 per cent in the first six months of this year.
Karel Helsen, president of the FTTH Council Europe, said that the UK was not the only big name missing, as Germany and France did not make the grade.
He added: "We will therefore continue our efforts to communicate the advantages of FTTH to accelerate the deployment of fibre-networks in Europe."
TalkTalk recently confirmed that its first customer to receive Fibre-to-the-Cabinet services has gone online in the past week.