Where is the data from?

This checker uses data on broadband availability and predicted speeds from the UK's major broadband providers for September 2018.

What does it mean?

Standard broadband speed predictions refer to the highest predicted speed of any major provider for packages up to 30 Mbit/s.

Superfast broadband speed predictions refer to the highest predicted speed of any major provider for packages between 30 and 300 Mbit/s.

Ultrafast broadband speed predictions refer to the highest predicted speed of any major provider for packages over 300 Mbit/s.

The checker should not be regarded as providing a definitive view and we plan to update the information every four months.

There is no information for my postcode or address, why is that?

The predicted speeds used in the checker are provided by the UK’s major broadband providers. We did not receive data for every building in the UK, and we will continue to work with industry to fill in the gaps. If no predictions are shown for your address this does not necessarily mean broadband is not available and you should check availability on providers’ websites.

What is standard broadband?

We've defined standard broadband as any broadband connection that operates up to 30 Mbit/s. If you subscribe to a service that is advertised with a headline speed of up to 30 Mbit/s then you have a standard broadband connection.

More information on the checker is available at the Ofcom website.