Seven in ten broadband users in the UK feel that the government is failing in its attempt to improve the country’s internet provision.
This is according to the latest poll by ISPreview.co.uk, which asked broadband users about their experiences of the rollout and their thoughts for the future.
Of the 782 people who were questioned, 70.8 per cent said they would rate the current government’s progress towards its 2015 broadband goals as ‘poor’, with 14.7 per cent rating its as ‘average’ and just 7.5 per cent labelling it ‘good’. A further 6.9 per cent said they were unsure.
When asked whether the current administration was doing a better job than the previous Labour government, 36 per cent said the coalition was doing worse, a similar proportion said they were faring the same and 15.9 per cent said they were doing better, with 11.5 per cent unsure.
Respondents had strong views when it came to allocating the blame for for the six-month state aid clearance delay for broadband funding, with almost half saying it was the coalition’s fault, 21.3 per cent blaming it on the European Commission and 4.7 per cent pointing the finger at ISPs themselves, while a quarter did not know who to blame.