UK Urged To Follow Isle of Man Broadband Lead
The UK has been urged to follow the lead set by the Isle Of Man’s new advanced broadband network.
The Isle of Man may only be 34 miles long and have a population of roughly 80,000, but its broadband infrastructure will soon be better than it is in the UK.
Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man’s telecommunications firm, is currently putting in place an advanced broadband network upgrade, known as the Next Generation Network.
This will provide minimum home broadband speeds of 5.6Mbps and 3.6Mbps for mobile broadband. This puts the UK’s 2Mbps broadband goal for all UK homes to shame.
The advanced broadband network infrastructure will be implemented by the end of the summer, resulting in every home on the island having broadband access, whilst also giving a further boost to the economy.
The director of eBusiness in the Treasury Department of the Isle of Man, Tim Craine, told the publication computerweekly.com, “The political endorsement is there to drive eBusiness. The Isle of Man is serious about growing our e-business and IT sectors and for the size of the island we have a disproportionate amount of investment.”