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A Slough businessman says the broadband speeds available to his company have not increased in a decade.

Steve Wright, Commercial Director of ebpSource, which is based on the Slough Trading Estate in Berkshire, said his company has occupied the same building for over ten years and has not seen an upgrade in connectivity during this time.

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Speaking to the Financial Times, he claimed the only viable option to upgrade on 8Mb broadband is to bond multiple lines or invest in a dedicated fibre-optic connection.

"By comparison, residential fibre broadband has been rolled out to many local exchanges in the Slough area," Mr Wright noted.

He said that households in the local area are benefiting from download speeds of 80Mb or more, while companies on the business park are left with outmoded services.

Mr Wright claimed the poor connectivity on the business park illustrates how far the UK is falling behind some other nations on broadband infrastructure.

"Other countries have invested in super-fast infrastructures and businesses are moving there," he stated.

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