Last year Cisco predicted that the average household will have an average download speed of 50Mbps by 2019, a dramatic increase from 23 Mbps in 2015. Overall the UK is a solid 17.4Mbps faster than the global average internet speed which currently stands at 5.6Mbps.
The Government has committed itself to achieving the following;
- Providing superfast broadband coverage to 95% by December 2017
- Providing access to basic connections (2Mbps) for all
- Experimenting with new connectivity technology to the ‘hardest to reach’ parts of the UK
- Encouraging the take up of superfast broadband by SMEs
The large scale investments being made by Government will improve broadband for everyone. Over a billion pounds of investment has gone towards the goal of enabling superfast broadband for 95% of the nation.
Within the next four years, we’ll see faster speeds across the UK, doubling in some areas, and the number of high speed connections will increase by 70% to 15.5 million.
Now that broadband is as important to consumers as running water and electricity, it’s vital that everyone has access to a superfast and reliable connection, no matter where they’re located.