Broadband coverage 2013
This dataset was published in 2013. More recent data, for 2016, has now been published as part of Ofcom's Connected Nations Report (previously called Infrastructure Report), available on this site and on Ofcom's website at http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/market-data-research/market-data/infrastructure/?a=0. The data are available at postcode level (zip file) and at local authority level (csv file).
These datasets show information on broadband take-up, speeds and availability. They are produced by Ofcom and contain data provided to Ofcom by communications providers.
A key to the numbers in the 2012 dataset is below:
Average modem sync speed (Mbit/s) The average maximum speeds of existing broadband connections. Speeds achieved in the home will be slower. Average modem sync speed score Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the average modem sync speed which is the average maximum speed of existing broadband connections.
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
Percentage receiving less than 2Mbit/s The percentage of homes with broadband currently not achieving 2Mbit/s speeds. Percentage receiving less than 2Mbit/s score Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the percentage of homes with broadband currently not achieving 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 availability The percentage of addresses which are within the coverage area of superfast (over 24Mbit/s) broadband networks.
Superfast availability score Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the percentage of addresses which are within the coverage area of superfast (over 24mbit/s) broadband networks.
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 take-up The number of existing broadband connections as a proportion of premises, excluding superfast broadband connections. Average take-up score Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the number of existing broadband connections as a proportion of premises.
1= 80% or more
2= 70% - less than 80%
3= 60% - less than 70%
4= 50% - less than 60%
5= less than 50% Total
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.
1= fewer than 10 points
2= 10 points - fewer than 12 points
3= 12 points - fewer than 14 points
4= 14 points - fewer than 16 points
5= more than 16 pointsRead More
Data Resources (2)
|Added to data.gov.uk||24/10/2013|
|Theme||Towns & Cities|
|Temporal coverage||5/2013 - 6/2013|
|Geographic coverage||United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)|
|Service Level||SLA Agreed|
|Themes (secondary)||No value|
|Code list||No value|