Average fixed-line broadband speed by postcode and by output area, based on 2016 and 2017 data released by Ofcom. The source data file is "Fixed Postcode 2016 ZIP, 48.4 MB" (and 2017 equivalent) linked from the source URLs below. Full names for columns (first three postcode columns don't appear in the OA file, instead an OA code column is present):

postcode,structured postcode,postcode area,SFBB availability (% premises),UFBB availability (% premises),[for 2016 only NGA availability (% premises)],% of premises unable to receive 2Mbit/s,% of premises unable to receive 5Mbit/s,% of premises unable to receive 10Mbit/s,% of premises unable to receive 30Mbit/s,Median download speed (Mbit/s),Average download speed (Mbit/s),Minimum download speed (Mbit/s),Maximum download speed (Mbit/s),Average download speed (Mbit/s) for lines < 10Mbit/s,Average download speed (Mbit/s) for Basic BB lines,Average download speed (Mbit/s) for SFBB lines,Average download speed (Mbit/s) for UFBB lines,Median upload speed (Mbit/s),Average upload speed (Mbit/s),Minimum upload speed (Mbit/s),Maximum upload speed (Mbit/s),Average upload speed (Mbit/s) for lines <10Mbit/s,Average upload speed (Mbit/s) for Basic BB lines,Average upload speed (Mbit/s) for SFBB lines,Average upload speed (Mbit/s) for UFBB lines,Number of connections < 2 Mbit/s (number of lines),Number of connections 2<5 Mbit/s (number of lines),Number of connections 5<10 Mbit/s (number of lines),Number of connections 10= 30 Mbit/s (number of lines),Number of connections >= 300 Mbit/s (number of lines),Average data usage (GB),Average data usage (GB) for lines <10Mbit/s,Average data usage (GB) for Basic BB lines,Average data usage (GB) for SFBB lines,Average data usage (GB) for UFBB lines,[for 2017 only - FTTP Availability %][OA code]

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Additional Info

Field Value
Product CDRC Fixed Broadband Network Infrastructure
Date Range 2016-2017
Collecting Date Mid 2016 and Mid 2017
Data Collector Ofcom
Update Frequency Annual
Geographical Scales Postcode, Output Area
Analytical Units Household
Data Kind CSV
Bounding box United Kingdom
Nation United Kingdom
Source URL https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-2016/downloads and https://www.ofcom.org.uk/research-and-data/multi-sector-research/infrastructure-research/connected-nations-2017/data-downloads
Source Ofcom
Creator Oliver O'Brien
Creator Email data@cdrc.ac.uk
Publisher Oliver O'Brien
Publisher Email data@cdrc.ac.uk
Publication Year 2017
Geography URL http://geoportal.statistics.gov.uk/
Attribution Statement Ofcom and CDRC
CDRC Map URL https://maps.cdrc.ac.uk/#/metrics/bband/
Maintainer Consumer Data Research Centre
Maintainer Email data@cdrc.ac.uk

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