Progress to date for rural areas
Progress has been made across the UK as a whole, but given ‘value for money’ drives the rollout process, cities and towns have seen the majority of the benefit in terms of increased speed. According to BT, two thirds of the UK now has fibre optic broadband and they claim they are working to help “fibre broadband reach 95% of the UK”, a target they should hit next year.
At a County level, progress also looks good. Even more rural counties now have much higher average download speeds than previously was the case, with average broadband speeds all quicker than 11 Mbps.