CityFibre Research Claims UK Falling Behind
UK is falling way back in the connectivity ranks, CityFibre has claimed
21:10 03 August 2018
A recent research conducted by CityFibre suggests that the UK is doing a terrible job at connectivity mainly because it still relies too much on copper infrastructure instead of the other high tech alternatives.
Greg Mesch, CEO of CityFibre, said: “For too long the UK has been held back by a deliberate lack of investment by BT Openreach in fibre infrastructure. Although companies like CityFibre are building the networks that will give millions of homes and businesses access to full fibre broadband, providers continuing to advertise copper-based connections as ‘fibre’ is leaving people completely confused about what is on offer.
“With the way we work increasingly blending our home and work lives, it has never been more important for people to understand what broadband connection they really get at home.”
Based on the research statistics, 78per cent of respondents said that they feel slowed down and frustrated by their internet connection. The number increases to 82per cent with home-based workers. The research added that in the UK, only 4per cent of homes have a fibre connection, which is way far behind from 71per cent of homes in Spain and 89per cent of homes in Portugal.