- Ministers have said huge progress has been made towards ensuring everyone has access to high-speed broadband – defined by the industry as a minimum speed of 2Mbps (megabits per second) but which campaigners say should be set at at least 10Mbps.
- Other bodies define superfast broadband as a speed of at least 30 Mbps.
- The government has been consulting on introducing a Universal Service Obligation for broadband connectivity, which would give everyone the legal right to request a connection at a minimum speed – proposed to be 10 Mbps – by 2020.
- The Labour leader is using social media to appeal to activists, particularly younger voters, in his fight against challenger Owen Smith.
- Pressed for more details, he said a National Investment Bank to be established under a future Labour government would underwrite the rollout of a universal network – backed up by a universal service obligation for a minimum connectivity speed enshrined in law.
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Every home and business in the UK would have guaranteed access to high-speed broadband as part of a digital “bill of rights” proposed by Jeremy Corbyn.
Jeremy Corbyn proposing digital ‘bill of rights’