An excellent appraisal of the situation - except that despite the government insisting on everything being done on-line, which is fine by me, they are doing almost nothing about forcing a fibre-to-the-home infrastructure. The present structure of green boxes at the end of the lane gives the home and business about 40mbs down and about 8mbs up in the real world. That is woefully inadequate for a future of 4K broadcasting and business transactions being conducted in 4K and above. The average download speed is just 14mbs and half the population is below 10mbs. That is so far below where it needs to be for a modern society, it beggars belief. We are in a world in which Japanese Internet providers are now offering services measured in gigabits-per-second. The test transmissions in 4K by the BBC during the football World Cup failed in nearly all regions, simply because the infrastructure is light-years behind where it needs to be for an on-line world. Manufacturing in the UK may be diminishing, but the creative industries are expanding at 8% p.a. and they need direct fibre. If you are editing a film or authoring a game, you need to be able to communicate one-on-one with others around the Globe. In many instances, you need to be working on the same programme simultaneously and to do that, you need direct fibre. It is absurd to state that industry hubs and media centres have fibre, an editor working from home is not in Pinewood, Soho or the Manchester Media Centre - he or she is at home. And that person needs a few hundred mbs speed in both directions and the infrastructure has to hold up during peak viewing times. There are some 30m households in the UK and each and every one of them needs to be properly connected.