UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced Labour plans which would see every home in the UK provided with high-speed web access; an "electricity of the digital age" according to Brown which "must be for all" and "not just for some".
Part of the savings are expected to come from the closure of job centres and benefit offices amongst others as every UK citizen gets a web page of their own to access government and public sector services instead within the next four years.
Part of the funding is expected to take the shape of a £6 per year British broadband tax to be levied upon every telephone landline in the country. All of which is intended to make the UK the world leader in the digital economy by 2020, well good luck with that one as the Brits have some catching up to do when you compare them with the likes of Japan or South Korea.
Brown did not mention exactly how super-fast broadband should be defined, but most experts would seem to agree that anything between 50 and 100Mbps would hit the mark. Anything other than previous government broadband benchmarks in fact.
One thing that has definately happened super-fast is the industry response to the announcements, which you can read on the next page of this story.