Saturday, 23rd January 2016
Source: British Infrastructure Group (UK)
From Key Findings:
Around 5.7 million people in the UK have internet connections that do not reach Ofcom’s ‘acceptable’ minimum speed of 10Mbit/s. 3.5 million of these people live in rural areas.
Poor internet connections are costing the UK economy up to £11 billion per year.
42% of SMEs report experiencing problems with their internet connectivity and 29% also report poor service reliability.
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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.
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