HomeInsightsOfcom publishes Home Broadband Performance Report showing that broadband speeds have increased by 20%


Ofcom explains that as the availability of future-proof, full-fibre technology improves, and more people upgrade their connections, average home broadband speeds are increasing.

Ofcom’s Home Broadband Performance Report reveals that the median average speed of a home broadband connection has reached 59.4 Mbit/s, which is an 18% increase from 50.4 Mbit/s the previous year, and a 60% increase on the average speed recorded in 2018 (37 Mbit/s).

Further, 91% of homes from Ofcom’s study now have a superfast package (advertised download speed of at least 30 Mbit/s), up from 85% 12 months before.

Previous Ofcom research has shown that over seven million broadband households are out of contract and paying more than they need to. Ofcom explains that if customers do nothing when their initial contract period ends, prices tend to go up. However, there are several heavily discounted deals on offer when signing up to a new contract, which means that some people could save money and upgrade to a faster package at the same time.

For those on the lowest incomes, special discounted packages known as “social tariffs” are available for around £10-20. These also offer superfast connections. To access the Report, click here.