[daily telegraph] Mr Hunt said that broadband speeds of two megabits per second (Mbps) should be available to the whole country by 2015 but 90 per cent of homes and business will have superfast broadband of 25Mbps or better.
He told a conference in London: “If we press ahead with expansion of superfast capabilities, then we can put the UK in the global fastlane.”
The Government has said that it wants Britain to have the best broadband network in Europe by 2015. It believes that the market will provide superfast broadband to around two thirds of the country but the final third will need some help.
To that end has made £530 million available to councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships for projects to extend broadband in their area.
Mr Hunt said: “We have set aside the money and the expertise to make this happen. Now local authorities need to step up to the plate by bringing forward their own plans and setting out how they will deliver this level of ambition.”
Superfast broadband 'for 90 per cent of Britain by 2015'