Ofcom has recently announced that the new UK broadband download speed average is now 12Mbps. Last year the national average reached 7.6Mbps. This is the first time the number has hit double digits.
This is great news for everyone who likes using their connection for downloading movies, streaming content and playing games online as faster speeds are quickly becoming widely available and affordable.
The rise of fibre optic technology has caused broadband speeds to rise by 34% within just six months. This means for many consumers buffering and loading signs will become history and they will be able to enjoy a truly speedy service with minimal interruptions.
You can check what your speeds are by using a broadband speed test. Simply close all of your open browser windows and switch off any software that may be using your connection. This way you will get the most accurate result. Once you're ready, use the tool above.