Businesses and heavy users of the internet want more from their broadband, it has been claimed.
Bill Murphy, managing director of next generation access for BT, explained to the Guardian Tech Weekly podcast that the telecommunications firm has already started to invest £2.5 billion of money to ensure high-speed broadband access is available to rural and hard-to-reach communities around the UK.
The capital programme, Mr Murphy said, is the largest BT has ever undertaken to deliver superfast broadband to about two-thirds of the country, wireless communication device users may be interested to know.
"There is a need for speed," he said. "There is no question [that] heavy users of the internet want a better experience and want higher speeds and you are well served here in the UK."
Mr Murphy added: "Twenty million people use broadband today to access the internet and still it is growing [by] about 25,000 a week."
Posted by Simon Jones