The UK is currently on a mission to increase access to Wi-Fi broadband internet in major UK cities. They are working hard to improve access to broadband internet across the UK, including in Ireland and Scotland. However, even more effort is being put into providing free Wi-Fi internet in ten major US cities, including Belfast, Edinburg, and London.
There are many reasons why this initiative to build a wireless internet network is important to UK officials. First, they want the UK to be the most technologically advanced nation in Europe. To that end, they are putting millions of pounds into the initiative to expand broadband service to even rural areas, as well as put wireless broadband into place in major UK cities.
Another reason the Wi-Fi internet is important is to the economy. The more the nation has to offer to outside investors and businesses, the better the economy will improve. This is what the UK officials are banking on, and why they are willing to put so much money on the line to make it happen. If businesses are attracted to the ten major UK cities with wireless internet, jobs will be created, revenue will be generated, and the UK will continue to prosper.
The goal of the UK government is to have Wi-Fi broadband available in the ten major UK cities by 2015. Work is already underway to make that happen. In addition, they want broadband access to be available to citizens even in rural areas throughout the UK by 2015. This will make the UK a better place to live and work. With the work that has already been done to make this happen, it is entirely possible that the UK will meet their goals. Hopefully many people and businesses will be attracted to the areas as a result of this major expenditure and effort to get Wi-Fi internet throughout the UK.