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First broadband factsheet update for 2014
Thursday 06 March 2014 11:34:19 by Andrew Ferguson

We know how everyone loves an infographic, so it is time to tell you all about the Q1 2014 edition of our broadband factsheet that is now online, and the old versions are still available for those wanting to see how various metrics are tracking over time.


Broadband Factsheet Q3/2013

We have updated our analysis of the actual broadband speeds recorded across the twelve UK regions and also updated the ten fastest and ten slowest postcode regions. Alas none of the regions look close to hitting our projection of the UK speed for 2015, but with the BDUK projects ramping up we may start to see increased take-up impacting the overall results for regions.

The one projection we made for 2015 of their being 23 million fixed broadband lines in the UK is looking to be the one factor we got spot on, as at the start of 2014 there was 22.3 million lines based on the financial reports from operators. It will be interesting to see what effect the Virgin Media speed uplift programme has on average speeds the effect of upgrading over 4 million customers should be clearly visible. An additional advantage to our testing is that it encompasses well over one hundred broadband providers including alt-nets. If you are an alt-net whose service is not automatically detected by our tester, then get in touch to add your IP blocks to our database.

Comments

Posted by AndrueC over 3 years ago
An interesting read but the map of Average Broadband Speeds bothers me. I suppose it's because you're using rectangles but it's suggesting Northamptonshire as East when it should be East Midlands ;)
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 3 years ago
NN postcodes are definitely in the East Midlands figures.

Posted by gerarda over 3 years ago
Andrew Don't you keep a record of the speed tests through your site? If so why do you use Ofcoms figures?
Posted by andrew (Favicon staff member) over 3 years ago
Because it is useful to track what Ofcom is doing over time

We also publish our own results, the two UK map pages and have used more details figures many times in the last year form our own speed test.

Posted by gerarda over 3 years ago
Thanks for the reply Andrew - its just my brain struggles with the concept of Ofcom stats appearing in anything to do with facts.
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