UK broadband speed report 2011

This report was published in July 2011.

“The Digital Economy Act 2010 gave Ofcom a new duty to report to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport every three years on the state of the UK’s communications infrastructure. The first report is due later this year.
The first report will include information on the networks and services used by the majority of UK consumers. These include voice and data services carried over fixed and mobile networks as well as digital TV and radio broadcasts.
Government has placed particular importance on the availability and take up of broadband services. In a speech on 12 May 2011 Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, outlined government’s ambitions to provide all homes and businesses in the UK with access to at least 2Mbit/s broadband and that superfast broadband should be available to 90 per cent of people in each local authority area.
The government has allocated £530m to assist in providing the UK with the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015 and is encouraging local authorities to develop their own broadband plans setting out how superfast broadband access will be rolled-out in their area. Local authorities will be able to apply for a share of the £530m. should be available to 90 per cent of people in each local authority area.
Due to the importance placed on this matter, the Secretary of State has requested that Ofcom bring forward the publication of the data relating to fixed broadband networks and services that we were compiling for the Infrastructure Report. This data will be valuable to local authorities in developing their broadband plans and will thereby help accelerate the rate at which the benefits of improved broadband infrastructure can be delivered to UK citizens and consumers.”


UK Fixed Broadband Map 2011

“The UK’s first interactive map showing accurate information on broadband take-up, speeds and availability has been produced by Ofcom, using data provided by communications providers.

It forms part of Ofcom’s ongoing work to provide useful information about broadband in the UK.

Ofcom intends to publish a more detailed map later this year.”


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