Time for fibre? UK slows to 47th place in global broadband speed race
Following the most recent instalment of the “worldwide broadband speed league”, it was found the UK is now the 47th fastest country in the world for average broadband speed.
This is disappointing news for UK consumers and businesses anxious to upgrade to reliable purel-fibre internet in the pursuit of gigabit speeds.
As CityFibre City Champion for Leicester, Nottingham, Cambridge, Derby, Coventry and Peterborough, Gigabit Networks aims to push the Midlands – and the UK as a whole – forward into the next generation of internet connectivity.
Just over 10% of UK households have access to pure-fibre broadband, which is the eight worst in Western Europe. This lack of accessibility hinders the social and economic growth of thriving regions such as the East Midlands.
The report outlines that the UK’s failings have been in comparatively late network rollouts, which is “causing it to stagnate while other nations gain ground”.
The data is frustrating for UK businesses wanting but unable to access gigabit internet. Many business premises would greatly benefit from 1Gbps speeds, and regional investment is pivotal to consistent productivity.
This is seen through the recent announcement that 83 GP surgeries are receiving government investment for fibre optic upgrades to bring them up to gigabit speeds.
There is no doubt that through more similar projects, much of the UK will realise the benefits of gigabit internet connectivity.
As many are left wanting to improve their poor internet speeds, to keep up with European competitors and enhance their internet experience at home, those able to can look toward Ethernet Flex.
Those with the pure fibre Ethernet Flex package are promised 200mbps speeds, with the ability to upgrade in boosts to a guaranteed gigabit connection.
The £249 per month deal comes with 36 months SLA with 24/7 support, and up to £2,500 installation costs.
With much of the UK now looking at options to upgrade their internet, and pure fibre network rollouts slowly but surely expanding CityFibre’s midlands reach, Ethernet Flex is the next step in pushing the UK’s average broadband speed forward and up the global rankings.
Contact Gigabit Networks here to enquire about your Ethernet Flex package.