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Ofcom launches broadband maps site

06 July 2011

The UK's first interactive map showing accurate information on broadband take-up, speeds and availability has been produced by Ofcom, using data provided by communications providers. The regulator says it intends to publish a more detailed map later this year. Map options include: overall performance; average broadband take up; percentage receiving less than 2Mbit/s; superfast broadband availability, and averarage modem sync speed.

Sebastien Lahtinen co-founder of Thinkbroadband.com, the independent broadband news and information site, comments: "Presenting broadband availability and speed information on a map has been an effective tool to help consumers and policy makers understand the problems within the broadband landscape. The map produced by Ofcom includes data on average broadband take-up which is often overlooked in favour of problems relating to speed and availability. We hope this work can be developed to explore the reasons for lack of take-up in some parts of the UK."

You can access the map here.


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