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UK Fixed Broadband Map 2013

Map showing broadband information by administrative authority

Last updated: 24 October 2013

This map contains Office for National Statistics & Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland boundary data; © Crown copyright

What do these scores mean?

Click on a region on the map to see more broadband information

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Rank

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.

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%

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

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%

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

Map options

 Overall performance

 Average broadband take up

 Percentage receiving less than 2Mbit/s

 Superfast broadband availability

 Average modem sync speed

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

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

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

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

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

About this map

This map shows accurate information on broadband take-up, speeds and availability. It 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.

Broadband Speed Report