The UK in Need of a Broadband Catch Up

By: Karl Bantleman
The internet plays an important role in most people's life but the truth is that we are not getting the same speeds as other countries. Many customers complain about the service they get from their provider and expect faster connection speeds.

Many experts also say that if there was an improvement in broadband speeds and they were present in most homes in the UK, it would have a significant impact on the economy and let's face it, if something is going to help the economy we should be doing everything we can to push it through. It is estimated the economy could see a ?16 billion turnaround if the new technologies reached our homes.

As people become more technology savvy, broadband will be increasingly used. As well as increasing speeds, Internet Service Providers are being encouraged to improve their level of service in an attempt to keep customers happy. These new technologies are being encouraged to be taken time on as they need to be introduced correctly and not rushed through.

It is easy for customers to see what speeds they should be receiving as they can simply take the broadband speed test where you enter your postcode and the test calculates what speed you should expect. A time period has been set of 3 to 5 years for the technologies to be implemented and for them to be in 80% of UK homes. The reason 3 to 5 years has been suggested is because if it is left longer there is a good chance that there will be a new type of technology that will allow faster speeds. The idea is to get the UK up to speed with the rest of Europe.

For now though, we will have to deal with the speeds currently available. Customers can compare broadband deals by going online and comparing the various providers' deals to find the best offers available.

As the UK looks to improve broadband speeds available, customers are urged to take the broadband speed test to see what speeds they are entitled to. The best way to find the best deals is to compare broadband offers online.

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