Faster Broadband for All Is Now Closer to Reality in the U.K.By and
Parliament advances universal internet coverage option
Homes would have right to basic broadband if implemented
Residents of rural U.K. are one step closer to gaining access to faster internet services capable of streaming high-definition TV shows and movies.
The British Parliament on Thursday passed a law giving the government authority to introduce a universal service obligation that would require broadband download speeds of 10 megabits a second for the remaining 5 percent of the population that don’t have access to that level of service -- about 1.4 million homes.