Highest superfast adoption rate in Rutland

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014
The county with the highest superfast adoption rate in the UK has been revealed to be Rutland.
Highest superfast adoption rate in Rutland
A new freedom of information request (FOI) to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has revealed Rutland is the county with the highest level of superfast broadband adoption in the UK right now.

Details relating to the ongoing rollout of the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) scheme showed a take-up rate of 32.7 per cent among the local population, placing the county significantly ahead of even its closest rivals - North Yorkshire at 17 per cent and Suffolk at 16.3 per cent.

However, it was not all positive news to come out of the FOI, with many parts of the country demonstrating extremely low levels of adoption to date, despite the millions of pounds that have been spent under the BDUK banner.

Indeed, superfast adoption rates in Berkshire (2.6 per cent), East Yorkshire (1.4 per cent) and Greater Manchester (0.4 per cent) were among the lowest in the country and a sign that more still needs to be done to encourage consumers to take the step and sign up to new superfast connections where they are available.

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