More than half of UK properties can now access ultrafast broadband, according to Ofcom’s latest data on broadband and mobile availability.
This interim update to Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report provides a snapshot on progress towards delivering better broadband and mobile, wherever people are. It uses data collected from broadband and mobile companies in January 2019, which the media regulator says it has assessed in detail to ensure coverage estimates are as accurate as possible.
Ofcom will publish its next interim update in late summer, with the full annual report coming out at the end of 2019.
Kim Mears, MD Strategic Infrastructure Development said: “This is great news for the UK and we’re proud to be leading the build of faster, more reliable and future-proof broadband networks across the country.
“We want to be the national full fibre provider and we’re convinced our technology can be a huge catalyst for productivity and prosperity post-Brexit.
“We’re investing heavily in our network and people; in communities all over the UK, and we’re on track to hit our target of reaching three million premises by the end of 2020. But we want to go much further, and we will do if the conditions are right to invest.”