UK broadband lagging behind international rivals: report

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According to a new report from cloud computing firm Akamai, UK broadband speeds are continuing to lag behind international rivals.

At the moment, Britain has the 12th fastest broadband network in Europe despite a government pledge that it would possess the ‘best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015.’

The report found that average speeds totalled just 10.7 megabits per second in the third quarter of 2014. This was 17% higher than last year and placed Britain 19th in a global State of the Internet ranking.

Britain did manage to outperform some continental rivals including Germany, France, Spain and Italy which all failed to breach the 10Mbps barrier.


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