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Broadband ISP's Failing UK Businesses

Posted: 22nd Nov, 2005 By: MarkJ
The CBI has warned London's Broadband Summit that many UK broadband operators are failing to deliver the services demanded by business, preferring to focus on consumer content (football etc.) instead:

According to recent Ofcom figures, more than 30 percent of businesses now have broadband. But, Jones warned, many aren't getting full value out of it — and he believes large telecoms operators are to blame.

"Only relatively recently have suppliers begun paying attention to the business market, rather than the entertainment needs of consumers. The indifference felt by some companies is a legacy of this," claimed Jones. "Surely business matters as much as football or pornography on broadband."

"We need to ensure that businesses have services available to them that help them make the additional investment they need to be able to take the pearl from the broadband oyster," he said.


The CBI isn't very specific about what the industry needs, indeed the UK's broadband market is one of the most diverse and competitive in the world. There's a package out there for just about every conceivable need.

Perhaps slating ISP's and operators for focusing on football and porn content is slightly naive, given that we've seen next to none do this. More @ ZDNet.
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