Slow internet - one of the main gripes of the modern, Western world. As internet has become faster we expect consistent and instantaneous access (naturally, since we pay for it) and there's not much which can rile an internet aficionado or, indeed, your average user quite like a slowly loading web page.
We've launched a campaign that will empower people and could help save them money. We want Ofcom to lean on broadband providers to send out reminders before contracts end - rather than keeping quiet and letting contracts roll over. Collectively, Brits are chucking £1.1billion down the drain each year by staying loyal.
According to recent research, broadband internet access at home boosts our wellbeing. The UK Broadband Impact Study 2013 revealed that for many the internet is a positive social force for communications, entertainment, shopping, learning, health, employment and access to public services (the joy of super fast tax disc application.)
Today the government announced £9bn worth of investment into Britain's railways. This will include upgrading track and electrifying several lines. It's good to see the UK's 19th century infrastructure finally brought into the 20th. But if we want real economic growth, shouldn't we be thinking about 21st century infrastructure instead?
A simple stat for you to start: there are four mentions of 'rural' in the Budget document released by the Treasury today (available here) and 13 for 'cities'.