Ofcom has today launched the UK’s first interactive map of fixed broadband, using actual data provided by communications providers about the UK’s broadband infrastructure.

This is excellent for customers wishing to check if their connection will suitable for using Business VoIP services and how many calls they can make over it.

The map, available at http://maps.ofcom.org.uk/broadband/, was compiled using data provided by communications providers and covers 200 administrative authorities.

Contact SureVoIP if you have any questions about this new service from Ofcom.

Ofcom is required to submit a report on the UK’s communications infrastructure to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport every three years.  As the first stage of meeting our infrastructure duty, Ofcom is publishing the online map, which allows users to zoom in and out of administrative authorities of the UK and provides a range of data to offer a picture of broadband provision in each area.

Specifically it covers:

–          availability of superfast broadband (the percentage of addresses which are within the coverage area of superfast broadband networks);

–          average broadband take-up (excluding superfast broadband connections);

–          average maximum speed for ADSL and cable services (excluding superfast broadband); and

–          the percentage of homes with broadband currently not receiving 2Mbit/s speeds.


The report which accompanies the map can be found here: http://maps.ofcom.org.uk/broadband/downloads/ofcom-uk-broadband-speed-report-2011.pdf

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