According to Ofcom, download and upload speeds fell only by just two percent and one percent respectively. The responsiveness (latency) of broadband networks – the delay between a connection requesting an action and that action taking place – also remained stable with just a two percent dip which most broadband users wouldn’t be able to notice.
Speaking about the latest stats, Yih-Choung Teh, Ofcom’s Group Director for Strategy and Research, said: “Broadband in the UK has really been put to the test by the pandemic, so it’s encouraging that speeds have largely held up. This has helped people to keep working, learning and staying connected with friends and family.”
Along with that good news about overall speeds, the report also reveals that broadband performance in rural areas is catching up to those in towns and cities.
Published at Thu, 14 May 2020 05:40:00 +0000