Great news as the EC (European Commission) publishes the latest issue of its yearly Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2013 where it finds that 95.5% of all homes within the EU now have access to broadband. The UK has done extremely well in this category scoring a total of 99.8 per cent.
What other statistics has the EC revealed?
When it comes to superfast broadband availability percentages go down. In the EU, only slightly more than a half (53.8 per cent) is covered by superfast broadband. It’s worth noting that in EC’s guidelines superfast broadband is anything upwards 30Mbps, while in the UK’s policy it’s 25Mbps and above.
What’s superfast coverage like in the UK?
According to EC’s findings, 70.3 per cent of UK households have access to superfast broadband – which means there is still a lot of work to be done to get the country fully covered by speedy internet.
Is Europe on target?
Yes for now. The main target is to supply basic broadband to everyone in Europe by the end 2013 and for now the EC forecasts that this is achievable. Similarly, the body thinks that supplying superfast broadband to every home in Europe by 2020 is also a target it can hit. The percentage grew from 49 per cent last year to 54 per cent in just a year, so while there is much work to be done, this also seems like a goal that is realistic.
Am I getting superfast broadband?
Find out by using Simplifydigital’s speed checker tool. All you need to do is type in your postcode and the nifty widget will do the rest.