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Ofcom announces surge in UK broadband speeds

Steve Unger

Steve Unger

According to national regulator Ofcom, nearly one in three UK broadband connections are now superfast, up from around one in four in November 2013.

The average UK broadband speed is now 22.8Mbit/s, up from 18.7Mbit/s in May 2014, marking the largest absolute rise (4.1Mbit/s) in broadband speeds Ofcom has recorded.

The growing take-up of superfast cable or fibre services – connections delivering 30Mbit/s and above – has resulted in average UK broadband speeds increasing by a fifth in the six months to November 2014.

“The UK has seen significant investment in superfast broadband, and millions of households are now benefitting from faster speeds and more choice,” comments Steve Unger, Acting Ofcom Chief Executive. “But there’s still more to be done to ensure that everyone can share in those benefits.”

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