Gigabit speeds available to 24 million homes, finds Ofcom

Wed, 24/04/2024 - 17:13

The number of homes able to get gigabit-capable broadband is up to 24.0 million (80% of all UK homes), according to Ofcom’s Connected Nations Spring 2024 update. This is up 78%, from 23.2 million since its update in September 2023.

Full fibre coverage is now at 18.7 million homes (62%). This represents an increase of 5% in the four months between September 2023 and January 2024. It marks a significant increase from 48% year on year.

The report found that superfast broadband coverage across the UK overall remains at 97%.

The number of premises unable to get access to decent (>10Mps download speed) broadband, when factoring in fixed wireless and fixed line networks, has dropped from 61,000 to 57,000 premises.