Norfolk and Suffolk Slow Broadband

2 February 2012, 06:17

New figures from OFCOM are showing that Suffolk and Norfolk are still falling behind with their broadband speeds.

In November 2011, the average actual UK residential broadband speed was 7.6Mbit/s, compared with 6.2Mbit/s in November/December 2010, and 6.8Mbit/s in May 2011.

This increase was mainly as a result of consumers moving onto higher speed packages.  

Norfolk and Suffolk are some way behind those average speeds and nearly a 5th of customers still have slow speeds below 2Mbits/s.

Norfolk County
Average sync speed (Mbit/s): 6.4
Percentage getting less than 2Mbit/s: 17.6%
Superfast broadband availability: 28%
Broadband take up: 66%

Suffolk County
Average sync speed (Mbit/s): 6.3
Percentage getting less than 2Mbit/s: 19.8%
Superfast broadband availability: 29%
Broadband take up: 69%

There are campaigns running in both counties to get thousands of people to sign up to push for better broadband connection speeds.