Ofcom’s Connected Nations 2016 report – Press Release
Launch date:16 December 2016
Modified at:03 February 2017
The number of UK properties unable to get a decent broadband connection has fallen by one million over the past year, new research by Ofcom has found.
But 1.4 million UK homes and offices – or 5% of properties – remain unable to sign up for broadband speeds over 10Mbit/s, the speed required to meet a typical household’s digital needs. This is down from around 2.4 million, or 8%, last year.
The findings are part of Ofcom’s Connected Nations 2016 report – an in-depth look at the state of the UK’s telecoms and wireless networks. This year’s report shows good progress on the availability and take-up of communications services, which are crucial to people’s personal and working lives.
However, the report finds there is much more to do – particularly in boosting mobile and broadband coverage, and improving the quality of service provided by telecoms companies.
Internet access services
Quality of service