Fibre penetration hits 24 per cent, says Ofcom report

Ofcom’s summer 2021 report reveals that broadband companies are rushing to meet the UK’s need for faster speeds as over two million households have been upgraded to packages with advertised speeds of at least superfast level since the pandemic began.

The report shows that 24 per cent of UK homes can now take up full-fibre internet packages, up from 21 per cent at the start of the year, and 40 per cent of homes can now get gigabit-capable broadband, up from 37 per cent in January.

Yih-Choung Teh, Group Director Strategy and Research said: “With full-fibre networks being built at a record rate, the UK’s networks are being made fit for the future. But our figures show work is still needed to get decent broadband to remote parts of the UK.”

Ofcom’s figures show how mobile coverage has remained largely unchanged since January, with 4G available to 92% of the UK from at least one mobile operator.

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