UK Fixed Broadband Data 2011
Data showing broadband information by administrative authority
This data is from 2011. Data from 2014 is available here.
What do the numbers mean?
The average maximum speeds of existing broadbandconnections. Speeds achieved in the home will be slower.
Average modem sync speed score
Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the averagemodem sync speed which is the average maximum speed of existing broadband connections.
1= 16Mbit/s or faster
2=10Mbit/s - slower than 16Mbit/s
3= 8Mbit/s - slower than 10Mbit/s
4= 6Mbit/s - slower than 8Mbit/s
5=slower than 6Mbit/s
The percentage of homes with broadband currently not achieving 2Mbit/s speeds.
Percentage receiving less than 2Mbit/s score
Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the percentage of homes with broadband currently not achieving 2Mbit/s.
1= less than 5%
2=5% - less than 10%
3= 10% - less than15%
4= 15% - less than 20%
5=20% or more
The percentage of addresses which are within thecoverage area of superfast broadband networks.
Superfast availability score
Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the percentage of addresses which are within the coverage area of superfastbroadband networks.
1= 90% availability or more
2=70% - less than 90%
3= 50% - less than 70%
4= 30% - less than 50%
5= less than 30%
The number of existing broadband connections as a proportion of premises.
Superfast broadband takeup
Superfast takeup is % of the total broadband connections which are superfast
Average take-up score
Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the number of existing broadband connections as a proportion of premises.
1= 80% or more
2=70% - less than 80%
3= 60% - less than 70%
4= 50% - less than 60%
5= less than 50%
Each area has been ranked on how they score on four broadband metrics, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 the highest or fastest, and 5 the lowest or slowest.
The individual scores have been combined to provide an overall view of broadband in each area.
1= fewer than 10 points
2=10 points - fewer than 12 points
3=12 points - fewer than 14 points
4=14 points - fewer than 16 points
5=more than 16 points
At the request of DCMS, Ofcom has published some of the 2011 data at a more detailed geographic level. This data is presented by Local Authority District and covers England only; there is no equivalent administrative level for the other UK nations. We have excluded superfast broadband from this data set, as there have been significant changes since this data was gathered in early 2011. We intend to update all our broadband speeds data later this year.