Lords drop 30Mbps minimum broadband speed demand as Tories rush Digital Economy Bill through parliament prior to general election

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The snap general election could demolish broadband speed standards
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The snap general election could demolish broadband speed standards

Enjoy your 10Mbps "universal service obligation", citizens

The House of Lords has dropped the demand it sought for the government's Digital Economy Bill to include a minimum of 30Mbps as a legal minimum for a UK broadband connection to the home. The change...

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