High-speed broadband will be a legal right for homes and businesses in the UK

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The UK Government has announced that homes and businesses will have a legal right to high-speed broadband of at least 10 Mbps by 2020. Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, says that 10 Mbps is the minimum speed needed to meet the requirements of an average family. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport has plans for that to happen, and will set out the framework for a legal right to broadband in secondary legislation early next year.

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The Net Index Compares Broadband Speed and ISP Quality Across the Globe

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What areas have the fastest speed and quality?

Net Index is a free service that ranks and compares download and upload speeds, quality of broadband connections, and internet service providers across the globe using data obtained from the popular Speedtest.net and Pingtest.net online tests.

The Net Index takes a little work to wrap your head around when you first visit the site, but it’s full of useful information if you take a little time and start drilling down into its offerings.

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