uk: Ofcom opens door for 10 times faster broadband connections

British internet users can look forward to surfing the web at more than 10 times the speed currently available after Ofcom, the communications watchdog, called on the telecoms industry yesterday to spend billions on next-generation networks to keep pace with countries such as France, Germany and the US.But not everyone will benefit from the next wave of broadband, which will enable fast downloading of movies and even high-definition online TV, as investment is likely to focus initially on urban and affluent areas, raising concerns about a widening digital divide.

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