From time to time constituents report problems relating to broadband coverage in the constituency. Last week the House of Common’s Library published their most recent briefing on the Government’s superfast broadband policy for the UK. It sets out the current situation for broadband access and coverage in all areas of the UK, and how the roll-out of superfast broadband is being managed.
The publication of this report provides the opportunity to access the latest data on broadband access across the constituency.
Scunthorpe compared to the rest of the UK:
The table below shows a comparison between averages in the constituency and the UK as a whole.
Average speeds in the constituency are around 38% higher than the UK average and Scunthorpe was rated in the top 10% of constituencies and second-highest in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Despite this, Scunthorpe has a substantial minority of connections receiving the slowest speeds (under 2 Mbps).
Constituency-level data can sometimes hide variation in different areas in the constituency. The table below shows all data for all wards that are wholly or partly within the constituency.
Bottesford and Brumby have average speeds among the best wards in Great Britain – higher than around 98% of all wards. Even in Bottesford, however, a substantial minority are receiving the slowest speeds (under 2 Mbps). Ridge ward has the lowest superfast availability and lowest average speed in the constituency. Its superfast availability ranks lower than around 75% of other wards in the UK. It also has a higher percentage of connections unable to receive speeds of at least 10 Mbps than almost 80% of wards.
If you would like to raise any concerns or issues you have with internet access in the constituency or if there is anything I can assist you with please do not hesitate to get in touch with my office.