Web Speeds Fall Short of Claims in UK

New broadband figures released by Cable.co.uk suggest the average broadband download speed is less than half of the average advertised broadband "up to" speed. Research indicates the average broadband download speed during March was 7.9 Mbps, compared to the average advertised up to speed of 18.5 Mbps.

Fiber-optic broadband came closest with an average of 17.6 Mbps, 50% of the 35.2 Mbps advertised. ADSL, the UK's most widely used broadband, reported 6.3 Mbps, 41.7% of the advertised 15.1 Mbps. Mobile broadband was the worst offender, with a 2.4 Mbps download speed just 19.3% of the 12.4 Mbps advertised.
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