UK Broadband Speeds Up, Netflix Says, Virgin is Fastest ISP

UK Broadband Speeds Up, Netflix Says, Virgin is Fastest ISP

Britain’s broadband is faster than ever, with Virgin the most rapid Internet Service Provider(ISP), according to the movie-streaming service, Netflix, latest speed report.

In October, Britain’s average Internet speed showed a slight increase from 2.4Mbps in September to 2.48Mbps but low of 2.02Mbps in last December. Nevertheless, the UK remains behind Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands — the latter country a new addition to Netflix’s club and the standout performer at 3.16Mbps.

Yet, the UK is still ahead of the US, and the gap is widening, with American speeds falling to 1.9Mbps in the last month.

Meanwhile, Virgin is the clear winner among UK ISPs, with an average of 2.69Mbps, handily besting BT’s 2.5Mbps. O2, Sky, EE and TalkTalk, the other measured competitors, are all crawling along around the 2.3Mbps mark.

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