Average UK Broadband Speeds Increase

Average UK broadband speeds increase, as companies roll out faster networks

Full Fibre UK Rollout

Around one in four UK homes can now get faster full-fibre internet, as broadband companies have extended their networks at rapid pace during the pandemic – new Ofcom figures reveal.

New figures published in Ofcom’s Connected Nations summer update show that just under seven million (24%) of all UK homes can take-up full-fibre internet packages - up from 21% at the start of the year.

Nearly 12 million (40%) of UK homes can now get gigabit-capable broadband (able to deliver download speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s), which has increased from 37% in January.

Broadband speeds on the rise

Ofcom measured the speed and performance of broadband services at over 2,500 households as part of the UK Home Broadband Speeds Performance research.

85% of those monitored have taken-up a superfast package, up from 75% in November 2019.

Take-up of these faster packages is reflected in the higher average speeds households are getting. The median average broadband speed recorded in Ofcom's research was 50.4Mbit/s – up 20% on the average speed in November 2019 when it was just 42.1 Mbit/s.

If you're struggling with sluggish broadband, get in touch with the Sirius Team today, to see if there is an upgrade available to you