Monday, 18 November 2019

UK customers reluctant to connect to fibre

By Lewis Dowling, Total Telecom
Wednesday 14 December 11

Ofcom blames high tariffs for low high-speed broadband adoption compared to other markets.

While the U.K. compares favourably with the rest of Europe in terms of high-speed broadband availability, customers are proving reluctant to take up services, according to a new report from Ofcom. So-called superfast broadband connections were available to 57% of U.K. households by June 2011, but only 4% had subscribed to services, Ofcom's International Communications Market report showed. The regulator defines superfast broadband as having download speeds greater than 25 Mbps…

While the U.K. compares favourably with the rest of Europe in terms of high-speed broadband availability, customers are proving reluctant to take up services, according to a new report from Ofcom. So-called superfast broadband connections were available to 57% of U.K. households by June 2011, but only 4% had subscribed to services, Ofcom's International Communications Market report showed. The regulator defines superfast broadband as having download speeds greater than 25 Mbps…

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