Good news for the digital and communications industries today, as the government announced plans for a massive "digital push".
The industries, which make a combined contribution of around £50bn to the UK economy every year, are seen by the government as the key to increasing Britain"s competitive advantage.
Lord Carter, the minister in charge of communications, technology and broadcasting, today published a report calling for universal access to broadband at a speed of at least 2 Mbps. This compares to the current statutory minimum provision of 28.8 kbps.
The report also called for a new emphasis on digital radio and an increased reliance on digital delivery for the provision of public services.