Report: UK leads in EU on broadband coverage and take-up

The UK has the highest take-up and coverage of superfast broadband among leading European countries, Ofcom's latest European Broadband Scorecard has revealed. According to the findings by the UK regulator, the UK leads the European Union's five biggest economies on most measures of coverage, take-up, usage and choice for mobile and fixed broadband, and performs well on price. The report finds that the availability of superfast broadband has increased in the UK from around 60 per cent at the end of 2011 to 73 per cent. This has taken the country from third to first for coverage among the 'EU5' (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK). Take-up of superfast broadband, which is capable of providing speeds equal to or greater than 30 Mbps, had reached nine in every 100 people in the UK at the start of last year, the highest in the EU5 ahead of Spain (six in 100) in second place. Scorecard