Government defines superfast broadband
The government has recently confirmed what it defines as superfast broadband after some people were left confused over its definition.
There are many people across the UK who are eager to enjoy the benefits of superfast broadband but at the same time the majority of people have had no idea what superfast broadband is because of the lack of clarity relating to the speeds that can be considered as being superfast.
The government is now trying to address this issue by clarifying the definition of superfast broadband. In the Broadband Delivery UK Glossary of terms, the term super-fast broadband had previously been defined as “having a potential headline access speed of at least 20Mb, with no upper limit”.
However, despite this attempt at clarity some were still confused about the true definition of superfast broadband because whenever superfast broadband was being discussed by Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt he always referred to it has having 24Mb+ download speeds.
With the coalition government aiming to roll out superfast broadband across the UK by 2015, it has become increasingly important for the definition of superfast broadband to be clearly described. With this in mind the government has now amended its definition of superfast broadband as having potential headline access speed of “at least 24Mb”.
Whilst this does provide some clarity one industry group has stated that superfast broadband should be defined as having speeds that are “greater than 24Mb”.
Source: ISP Review