UK fixed-line broadband performance, November 2014 - The performance of fixed-line broadband provided to UK residential consumers
Nearly one in three UK broadband connections are now superfast, up from around one in four in November 2013, according to new Ofcom research. 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 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 that Ofcom has recorded. Faster cable and fibre services have lower availability in rural areas, and rural broadband speeds are typically slower, delivering around one-third of urban speeds, on average.