Ofcom has unveiled results of its most current report this week, indicating that British Isles shoppers get 1 of the finest broadband services in Europe at a low price.
The core aim of Ofcom’s survey was to gauge how Britain is performing with its target to achieve super quick broadband coverage. Unfortunately, the report indicated that only 65% of United Kingdom residences at present have access to super fast broadband speeds, putting the UK behind Germany and Spain.
In 2010, the government announced that by 2015, all United Kingdom homes will get a connection speed of at least 2Mbit/s. The government also guaranteed that ninety per cent of British Isles homes would have access to super quick broadband. £530 million has been plunged into this effort by the government.
The broadband report by Ofcom denotes that though the UK is performing well compared to its European neighbours, there is nonetheless a lot of way to go. It is superb news that United Kingdom broadband clients have low costs, amazing diversity & high levels of usage, in spite of this, access to the fastest broadband could be more widespread.
Ofcom’s report indicated that France, Germany plus the United Kingdom top the list for fixed broadband take-up, with 32 connections per 100 individuals. 81% of United Kingdom households are online at least once per week, putting Britain in top position for world wide web usage.
Ofcom’s report on the best broadband service of five EU countries was subject to a “scorecard” procedure. Countries were rated out of 3 for broadband coverage, choice, fee, take-up and usage.
Ofcom carried out its report on Europe’s finest broadband service in order to establish whether the UK can attain its goal of providing the best super quick broadband service by 2015.
Although Ofcom’s report offers a lot of indication of who offers the finest broadband service in Europe, there are flaws in the survey. Ofcom only included 5 European countries in their survey, meaning that countries with quicker connections or better coverage were not mentioned.