Firms criticise UK broadband

Business has hit out at the state of broadband internet in the UK, in a poll carried out by the Institute of Directors (IoD). Just 57 per cent of IoD members are satisfied with download speeds on fixed lines, the survey, out this morning, revealed. Conversely, some 83 per cent of respondents said that significantly faster internet speeds would improve their productivity, while 13 per cent said it would drive them to hire more staff.