Rollout of gigabit-capable broadband should ensure the UK’s infrastructure can continue to meet the demand for years to come
Research from the telecoms regulator shows UK broadband speeds have withstood the surge in demand resulting from home working and online lessons during lockdown.
Despite fibre being available to the vast majority of premises in the UK, over a quarter of those who responded to our survey told us they weren’t sure it was available where they live.
While the UK held fairly steady in the rankings compared with last year, it was overtaken by the Republic of Ireland which moved up seven rankings to 29th place.
The service, set up in Cambridgeshire, allows for speeds 22 times faster than the top speed Virgin currently offers – and more than 200 times faster than the UK’s average connection.
New Which? analysis of customer speed tests has found the areas of the country suffering from the slowest broadband - while many rural areas are affected, some cities come up short too.
The UK has fallen to 35th place in an annual worldwide broadband speed league table. Singapore took top spot, followed by Sweden and Denmark, while Yemen had the slowest average...