It should be no surprise that the political leaders are talking up the advantages of broadband for all, as this is a welcome break from the day to day hassles of sorting out the financial crisis.
Yet to build a new super fast broadband network is something that offers everyone hope for the future.
Could this be the reason why broadband is going to be the hot topic for politicians during 2009?
It is an important issue for the political parties, because how they plan to upgrade the broadband network is likely to have an effect on the outcome of the next election.
Would people vote for the party that promises a better broadband network, or a better economy?
The truth is that if the UK is to play a big part in the next digital revolution, the country will need both a strong economy and an up to date broadband network.