EU and UK Next Gen Broadband Uptake Improves But 100Mbps Still Rare - ISPreview UK: "Samknows has also gathered together data from its real-world performance testing (uses custom routers in 10,000 EU homes to monitor Internet connections) across Europe and revealed that the average advertised download speed across all countries was 38.50Mbps during peak hours, compared to 30.37Mbps of actual speed (up by an extra 10Mbps+ since March 2012).
As you’d expect, some broadband technologies are better and more reliable at delivering on the advertised speed than others (e.g. slower copper line ADSL services vs cable lines). For example, xDSL services delivered 63.8% of the advertised speed but fibre optic based (FTTx – includes VDSL/FTTC) lines scored 82.7% and cable managed 89.5%." 'via Blog this'