UK broadband 'not fit' for future
A study of the global state of broadband has put the UK 25th out of 66 countries in terms of the quality of its networks.
The research for Cisco found that countries such as Latvia and Bulgaria were better prepared than the UK for next-generation net applications.
The UK was listed among countries whose broadband is "meeting needs for today".
Korea and Japan continue to dominate the league table, largely due to their commitment to fast networks.
In Korea, for example, the government has promised universal speeds of up to 1Gbps (gigabit per second) by 2012.
Despite not being ready for future applications, the UK was well placed to cope with today's network demands, the study found.
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