Ofcom have yesterday released a series of maps that show that homeowners and businesses in Wales have some of the slowest broadband speeds in the UK.
Below are a series of digital communications coverage maps which show the state of the UK's broadband availability.
The ranking for each category is colour coded.
Overall broadband coverage
Each area has been ranked on how they score on four broadband metrics, on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 the highest or fastest, and 5 the lowest or slowest. The individual scores have been combined to provide an overall view of broadband in each area.
Average broadband take-up
Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the number of broadband connections as a percentage of the total postal addresses in the area.
1= 80% or more
2= 70% - less than 80%
3= 60% - less than 70%
4= 50% - less than 60%
5= less than 50%
Percentage receiving less than 2Mbit/s
Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the percentage of broadband connections that have modem sync speeds of less than 2.2Mbit/s.
1= less than 5%
2= 5% - less than 10%
3= 10% - less than 15%
4= 15% - less than 20%
5= 20% or mor
Superfast broadband availability
Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the percentage of residential and non-residential premises where either Virgin Media cable, Openreach Fibre-To-The-Cabinet or Digital Region networks are available.
1= 90% availability or more
2= 70% - less than 90%
3= 50% - less than 70%
4= 30% - less than 50%
5= less than 30%
Average modem sync speed
Each area has been ranked from 1 to 5 on the average modem sync speed which is the speed at which a customer's broadband modem communicates with their Internet Service Provider's equipment in the exchange.
1= 16Mbit/s or faster
2= 10Mbit/s - slower than 16Mbit/s
3= 8Mbit/s - slower than 10Mbit/s
4= 6Mbit/s - slower than 8Mbit/s
5= slower than 6Mbit/s