The government has announced that the UK internet report is to be delayed.


The communications minister Lord Carter was expected to publish interim findings on the UK's digital economy last Saturday, however a spokesperson for the department of culture, media and sport said the report would now appear ‘before the end of the month'.


A range of issues including security, safety and ‘promoting content standards' are expected to be covered in the Digital Britain report, with a full report and action plan due to be unveiled in late spring 2009.


The report is expected to examine illegal filesharing and appraise ways of tackling it, as well as looking at regulating the internet to ‘even up' the imbalance with television. The report may set minimum broadband speeds and impose obligations on telecom suppliers to provide universal coverage.