Superfast broadband is now available to 83% of UK premises; average download speed 28Mbit/s

Data from Ofcom show that superfast broadband (offering download speeds of 30Mbit/s or more) is now available to some 24 million (i.e. 83%) of UK premises, compared with 75% last year. It has now been taken up by almost 8 million (27%) of all premises in the UK, up from 21% in 2014. The percentage of premises not taking up broadband is now 22%, down from 27% in 2014. As a result of this greater take-up of superfast broadband, the average download speed is now 28Mbit/s, compared with 23Mbit/s in 2014 – an increase of 22%. You can find much more detail in the Connected Nations report.Read more