UK Fixed Broadband Map 2013

Map showing broadband information by administrative authority

Place name

Last updated

24 October 2013

What do these scores mean?

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Overall performance

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.

Each area has been ranked against a combined score to provide an overall view of broadband in that area.

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Average broadband take up

Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the number of broadband connections as a percentage of the total postal addresses in the area.

  1. 80% or more
  2. 70% - less than 80%
  3. 60% - less than 70%
  4. 50% - less than 60%
  5. less than 50%

The number of broadband connections as a percentage of the total postal addresses in the region (excludes superfast broadband connections).

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Percentage receiving less than 2Mbit/s

Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the percentage of broadband connections that have modem sync speeds of less than 2.2Mbit/s.

  1. less than 5%
  2. 5% - less than 10%
  3. 10% - less than 15%
  4. 15% - less than 20%
  5. 20% or more

The percentage of broadband connections that have modem sync speeds of less than 2.2 Mbit/s. See broadband speed report under Additional information for ways of improving speeds.

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Superfast broadband availability

Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the percentage of residential and non-residential premises where either Virgin Media cable, Openreach Fibre-To-The-Cabinet or Digital Region networks are available.

  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 percentage of residential and non-residential premises where either Virgin Media cable, Openreach Fibre-To-The-Cabinet or Digital Region networks are available.

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Average modem sync speed

Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the average modem sync speed which is the speed at which a customer's broadband modem communicates with their Internet Service Provider's equipment in the exchange.

  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 modem sync speed is the speed at which a customer's broadband modem communicates with their Internet Service Provider's equipment in the exchange.

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