Summary for UK

UK Superfast and Fibre Coverage

helper -- Fibre --Superfast (>24 Mbps) --UK 95% Target --Ultrafast (>100 Mbps)
Superfast UK (>24 Mbps): 94.70%
Superfast EU (>30 Mbps): 94.32%
Ultrafast (>100 Mbps): 53.22%
Openreach (>30 Mbps): 88.87%
Openreach/KCom FTTP: 2.03%
Openreach 0.32%
Below 2 Mbps down: 0.71%
Below 10 Mbps down: 2.50%
Below 10 Mbps, 1 Mbps up:
(Legal USO)
Below 15 Mbps: 3.38%
Virgin Media Cable: 50.50%
Full Fibre (FTTP or FTTH): 3.30%

UK Speed Test Results (Mbps)

ADSL, ADSL2+, FTTC, full fibre, cable, mobile and wireless speeds helper

Estimated Takeup:

Clean UK Mean Download Speed:

By only including speed test results we can arrive at what we call a clean figure for the UK that should exclude both Wi-Fi based devices and those testing their broadband when diagnosing a fault. In effect this average is made up of only those scoring A or B for our quality measurement when running a test.

Q4/2017 had a mean upload speed of 6 Mbps.

30.1  Mbps
Estimated Maximum Mean Download Speed:

This figure is based around everyone buying the fastest product available to them based on current availability. Distance limitations of ADSL2+ and VDSL2 are factored into the calculation.

188.6 Mbps

National Superfast Picture

Over 24 Mbps UK definition

Generated: 06-01-2018

UK 94.7%
England 95.2%
Northern Ireland 85.4%
Scotland 93.1%
Wales 93.7%

Over 30 Mbps EU definition

Generated: 06-01-2018

UK 94.3%
England 94.9%
Northern Ireland 84.4%
Scotland 92.7%
Wales 93.2%

The generated date is when coverage was at the figures quoted. There is a small amount of lag between broadband infrastructure providers making services available and appearing in the statistics. For VDSL2/FTTC services this is around 2 to 4 weeks, and for FTTP (full fibre) a further couple of weeks should be allowed. If you have a service available and our searches do not indicate it is do feel free to report an addition.

We aim to update the coverage percentages weekly, with the underlying service availability for postcode searches changing several times in a week.

The Governments 95% superfast target is based on the over 24 Mbps definition for superfast services.