HomeInsightsOfcom publishes Connected Nations report finding that eight million UK homes can now access gigabit-speed broadband

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Ofcom’s Connected Nations report analyses the availability of broadband and mobile services across the UK and each of its nations. This year’s report comes as millions of people continue to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen a significant shift in when, where and how people get online and make calls.

Nearly eight million UK homes (27%) can get gigabit broadband, which includes full fibre services and Virgin Media’s fastest cable package. Availability of full-fibre broadband has also increased to five million homes in the UK (18%).

Mobile operators have also continued to roll out 5G services, while mobile coverage is generally in-line with last year.

Further data on the availability of broadband and mobile services is included in the report, along with analysis of how networks coped with increased demand during the coronavirus lockdown period. To read Ofcom’s news release and to access the Connected Nations report, click here.