Missing the Broadband Boat?

It promised to change our lives: you could have a video appointment with your doctor over your PC, make a free phone call to someone across the globe or monitor your elderly relative from the comfort of your home.

Four years since this “revolutionary” technology was introduced — and trumpeted by an enthusiastic Prime Minister — broadband has yet to live up to these expectations. Experts say that the reality is poor service, lagging speeds and high prices. Although BT and Ofcom, the telecoms and internet regulator, promise that the “transforming” services of broadband are around the corner, many have yet to appear.  The Times



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