The UK's Digital Economy Bill plans to guarantee 30Mbps download speeds by 2020

The UK's Digital Economy Bill plans to guarantee 30Mbps download speeds by 2020

The UK's Digital Economy Bill plans to guarantee 30Mbps download speeds by 2020

The UK's Digital Economy Bill plans to guarantee 30Mbps download speeds by 2020

 

The UK's Digital Economy Bill plans to guarantee 30Mbps download speeds by 2020, guaranteeing a faster rollout of fibre broadband in rural areas of the UK. 

Alongside this speed increase, the new bill guarantees upload speeds of at least 6Mbps and provide "appropriate measures" to ensure that providers run "low latency" services, which is great news for online gaming. The bill also states that an "unlimited usage cap" must be available to every household in the United Kingdom as part pf their universal service order. 

Another new amendment to the bill will be to introduce an opt-in cap on mobile spending, which is designed to prevent consumers from surpassing a "hard limit" on their mobile bill. This new amendment will prevent mobile data users from unknowingly spending excessive amounts of money on their phone bills through excessive data use.  

 

The UK's Digital Economy Bill plans to guarantee 30Mbps download speeds by 2020  

This bill still needs to fully pass through the House of Lords and then through the House of Commons again to assess all recent amendments to the bill. After this review/consideration period and the Royal Assent, this bill will become law, which will force ISPs to offer much faster services to the British public. 

You can read more on the UK's Digital Economy Bill on the UK's Parliament website

 

You can join the discussion on the UK's Digital Economy Bill on the OC3D Forums

 

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23-02-2017, 10:35:55

AngryGoldfish
The Irish government promises a minimum of 20Mbps by 2020 for all households as well. I'm still on 4Mbps with 0.4Mbps upload speeds. Siro has been rolled out to certain areas with up to 1000Mbps, but I'm still on 4Mb. /SenseQuote

23-02-2017, 10:45:44

Shingara
well ye, its the way they make it the 'average', dunno about ireland but in the uk i think its on the back of openreach, they do the plumbing as you could say, then everyone else plugs into it.

But at the end of the day what the people in charge think are good speeds aint really that good. Looking on the internet and youtube, then ok but when you compare it to other countrys and what we want its not that great.

And ye, dont get me started on the upto speeds that they advertise, that makes my blood boil.Quote
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