UK Broadband Speed League 2021

Research designed and compiled by CompareFibre.co.uk and gathered by Think Broadband Labs. Think Broadband are the UK’s leading provider of broadband coverage statistics, maps and publically recorded broadband data.

How To Use The Broadband Map

UK councils are colour-coded according to the mean download speed in megabytes per second (Mbps). Display the data for each region by moving your cursor over the particular area. The information consists of the area name, the speed ranking out of the 367 regions, and the mean download speed in Mbps.

Map Of Mean Broadband Download Speeds In 2021

The Fastest UK Areas In 2021

Who are the UK’s fastest regions when it comes to broadband download speeds?

England

Newham

174Mbps

Northern Ireland

Belfast

87Mbps

Scotland

East Dunbartonshire

82Mbps

Wales

Newport

76Mbps

General Commentary

Superfast broadband

When it comes to superfast broadband speeds of more than 30Mbps, England has the most significant penetration at 97.3%, followed closely by Wales with 95.7%, then Scotland at 94.6%. Lagging is Northern Ireland with superfast broadband penetration of only 89.9%

Full fibre penetration

Conversely, Northern Ireland is way ahead of the rest of the UK when it comes to fibre to the premises (FTTP) penetration at 67.3%. England, Scotland and Wales all lag with 21.7%, 20.5% and 20.5% respectively.

CompareFibre.co.uk  Quotes

Co-founder of Compare Fibre Nathan Hill-Haimes said:

“These figures clearly show the sorry state of full-fibre broadband provision in some areas of the UK.”

“BT may well bang on about investment and the Government issues empty soundbites about providing superfast broadband to 10 million homes and businesses by 2022 and a further 15 million by 2033. But these figures speak for themselves, this is the reality.”

“Too many customers are being targeted by the same companies leaving others with little or no choice.

“Government minsters need to sit up and take notice of what is really going on here. There needs to be a revaluation of the current processes to prevent overbuilding by restricting the numbers of bids the bigger players can make a bid for Openreach’s PIA.”

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