Almost three quarters of UK homes have access to super-fast cable and fibre broadband according to a report from Ofcom.
The telecoms regulator says 73% of UK homes have access to speeds of at least 30Mbit/s through services such as Virgin Media’s cable broadband and BT’s Infinity fibre product.
Despite the widespread availability of super-fast broadband only 22% of homes – 4.8m households – have upgraded their connections.
This means millions of homes are receiving speeds slower than the maximum available in their area.
Ofcom’s Infrastructure Report update reveals that 59% of customers had speeds less than 10Mbit/s as of June 2013, and 8% of all UK homes had a speed of less than 2Mbit/s.
Many households could significantly improve their speeds by upgrading to a super-fast connection.