With our roads more jammed than ever with the beginnings of the great summer getaway, it’s not just congestion on the highway that is making us Brits see red.
Everyone knows we’re as addicted to our computers as our cars. You’d at least think in the online environment we’d be free to do business and transact information efficiently, but oh no, as an Audit Commission report shows a significant percentage of us are suffering exactly the same blockages in the online environment as in the real world.
And even more frustratingly it’s not just the rural parts of UK PLC that are being hampered by poor infrastructure planning; here in the middle of Bristol next to the hub of all media hubs, the BBC, it’s impossible for BT to roll out fibre to business without charging a small fortune.
What is WRONG with the UK! Roads, rail and fibre optic networks are all part of our supposed push into a competitive global market, but sadly for reasons that baffle ordinary businesses the billions that are supposedly being forked out to solve the gaps in fast Internet provision just seem to disappear into a black hole.
Having a superfast laptop in the Clifton area of Bristol is like owning an Ariel Atom and being asked to keep to a 30 mph speed limit.