As the US continues to measure broadband access and speeds across the country, Ofcom, an independent telecom regulation authority in the UK published a link to a map of broadband speeds across their country. How do broadband speeds rank in the United Kingdom? According to Ofcom, 68% of homes in the UK had a fixed broadband connection average of 7.5 Mbps or more. However, 14% of homes remain much slower at 2 Mbps or less.
The speed data offered by Ofcom is important because the UK Government has set a goal to place the UK as the best place for broadband in Europe by 2015.
The map also reports on another very important component of Internet usage. Broadband adoption rates, called "take-up data" by Ofcom is included on the clickable maps. Some are criticizing the amount of data which is available, and it is likely that more data will be gathered as the government moves toward higher availability and adoption rates.