UK Beats US For Broadband Service

Broadband network services in the United Kingdom are better than those offered in the United States, according to a survey reported by the British Computer Society on Thursday.

The Broadband Composite Index, compiled by market research company Strategy Analytics, analyses broadband services in 57 countries and scores them in five categories - speed, cost, urban quotient, affordability and household penetration.

According to the results, the US ranks 23rd, one place behind the UK.

European neighbours France and Germany both finished higher, ranking 12th and 15th, respectively.

South Korea came top of the list, with Hong Kong, Holland, Lithuania and Japan making up the rest of the top five.

“The traditional single metric approach of looking at broadband is becoming less relevant. We feel confident that our multifactor index is a superior indicator of a country's relative broadband advancement,”said Ben Piper, director of marketing dynamics at Strategy Analytics.