2 - Software Manifesto - Extending Connectivity
As we run up to the general election in May I am delighted to launch FAST ten point Software Manifesto that focuses on three key areas: enforcement, deterrence and accountability. Over the next two weeks we will publish one point per day and welcome feedback and discussion.
- Extending connectivity
15 years after broadband first appeared in the UK there are still many at home or at work for who claims that average speed is now over 18Mbps is nothing more than a dream. Billions have been spent on broadband here in the UK and there have no doubt been solid improvements in connectivity. The question is has this money been spent in the right places? Ask any business in a rural community and you will get a straightforward answer: no. Without strong connectivity, the Internet economy will struggle to develop at the pace it could. Dependant on this is in particular access to and the benefit of cloud computing power and data storage.