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Broadband Speed

Broadband provides access to internet services such as videoconferencing for work, tele-healthcare, access to job or property advertisements, and e-commerce. It is fast becoming an essential utility alongside water, gas and electric in UK homes. From March 2018, the Government set a legal minimum service obligation (LSO) of 10 megabytes per second (Mbps). Ofcom research shows that 10 Mbps is the minimum speed currently needed to meet an average household’s digital needs. It should be fast enough for multiple people in a household to be online at once.

The data source ‘Think Broadband‘ provides live data. The data displayed below is a snapshot at a point in time.

Broadband speeds (on 4th August 2023)

75% of  households in Buckinghamshire had ultrafast (>100 Mbps) broadband, compared to 78% in the South East and 79% in England.

 

 

This is a 15% improvement on the same period last year where 60% of households had ultrafast broadband in Buckinghamshire.

97% of households in Buckinghamshire had superfast (>30 Mbps) broadband, compared to 98% in the South East, and 98% in England.

 

 

This is the same as last year for all areas.

0.90% of households in Buckinghamshire had broadband speeds below the Legal USO (10 Mbps), compared to 0.65% in the South East, and 0.67% in England.

 

This is a 0.09% improvement on the same period last year where 0.99% of households had broadband speeds below the legal USO of 10 Mbps.

0.23% of households in Buckinghamshire had broadband speeds below 2 Mbps, compared to 0.17% in the South East, and 0.21% in England.

 

This is a 0.01% improvement on the same period last year where 0.24% of Buckinghamshire households had Broadband speeds below 2 Mbps.

Percentage of households that receive broadband speed by type in megabytes per second (Mbps):

Ultrafast

(>100 Mbps)

No Data Found

Superfast

(>30 Mbps)

No Data Found

Below Legal USO

(<10 Mbps) down

No Data Found

Below 2Mbps

(<2 Mbps) down

No Data Found

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