Ofcom 'trying to develop nationwide broadband speed map'

Thursday, February 25th 2010
Ofcom is creating an internet speed roadmap to identify the best broadband bundle speeds.
Ofcom 'trying to develop nationwide broadband speed map'
Watchdog Ofcom has called for broadband bundle users to test their internet speeds as part of a national survey.

It is hoping that, with the help of these volunteers, it can compile the first real picture of UK web speeds.

Every six months for the next two years the organisation will publish its findings, which will test and identify the fastest broadband bundles currently on the market.

The organisation has also announced that it is to reveal guides designed to help home users get the most from their broadband connection.

In addition, it is to produce help which aims to show users what the key things to consider are when signing up for a broadband deal.

Earlier this month, Guardian commentator Jack Schofield advised home internet users choosing between mobile and landline broadband bundles to opt for the latter.

He said these offer the highest speed and will remain the best buy until the introduction of Long Term Evolution 4G services.

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