UK governments wants all citizens to have 10Mbps Internet by 2020

UK resident? The UK government wants to guarantee you 10Mbps Internet by the end of the decade.

@anthony256
Published Sun, Nov 8 2015 10:33 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

If you live in the UK and have subpar Internet, that will hopefully all change in the next few years if the UK government has a say about the matter.

UK governments wants all citizens to have 10Mbps Internet by 2020 | TweakTown.com

The UK government is working on a Universal Service Obligation that would see all UK residents with at least 10Mbps Internet connections by 2020, where providers would be required to connect you, even if you live in a remote area. Starting early next year, consultations will begin, where it will hopefully see Internet access being branded as a basic utility, just like electricity and water.

But even by 2017, the UK expects to have around 95% of people connected to broadband. But, this expansion needs to be large enough to encompass the rest of the UK residents, and at least 10Mbps. The UK government says the Internet would be "affordable", but didn't state where pricing will start.

NEWS SOURCE:engadget.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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