This indicator measures the proportion of residential and non-residential premises where superfast broadband is available.
Source of Data:
The data for this indicator is provided by Ofcom, and published annually in Ofcomâ€™s Connected Nations Report.
Ofcom collect data on coverage of fixed broadband services from broadband network operators. The data is matched to a premise list derived from the Ordnance Survey (OS) Addressbase product, and combined with additional geographic classifications from the ONS National Statistics Postcode Lookup (NSPL) and Urban-Rural Classification to produce final figures.
Further information can be found at: The Ofcom website.Â
Ofcom defines â€śsuperfastâ€ť as broadband services that deliver a download speed of at least 30 Mbit/s.
Criteria for Change:
This evaluation is based on:
- any difference within +/- 1 percentage point of last year's figure suggests that the position is more likely to be maintaining than showing any change.
- An increase of 1 percentage point or more suggests the position is improving.
- a decrease of 1 percentage point or more suggests the position is worsening.