Next-gen broadband ‘will change internet because of reliability’December 1st, 2009
It is more likely that next-generation broadband will change internet access in the UK because of its reliability rather than its speed, it has been suggested. This may be good news for web hosting users looking for relatively problem-free internet services.
Antony Walker, chief executive at the UK government’s advisory group on broadband the BSG, claimed that the "transformational potential" of superfast broadband is "much less about headline speed than it is about an assured level of service".
He commented that "an assured level of service" and improved upload speeds may help "enable things like cloud computing to become a real reality" for consumers as well as businesses.
People have perhaps seen greater value in their broadband connections as the economy has worsened, Mr Walker added.
He was making his comments at the Westminster eForum keynote seminar the Future of Broadband in the UK. The event took place at Over-Seas House, London, on November 26th.
Written by Alan Gorzanski.