More could be done to improve the quality of broadband in the UK, according to one source, despite new research suggesting the service is improving.
Research vice president at Gartner Scott Morrison told Computing that there has not been the same level of competition going into offering consumers alternatives, despite what BT may say.
His comments follow the publication of the Broadband Quality Study 2010, which shows that the standard and reach of such internet facilities has improved by 20 per cent over the past three years in the UK.
However, Mr Morrison was quoted as saying: "There has been more of a concerted effort in the public and private sectors of other European countries than has been the case in the UK."
The Daily Telegraph reported that the UK currently has the 18th-best connectivity in the world, while South Korea has managed an astonishing 100 per cent penetration, making it one of the top ten countries internationally for broadband.