Ofcom Broadband Map of UK Released, Luton Tops Bandwidth Charts

UK telecom regulator Ofcom has dished out an interactive map which shows broadband speeds in areas across the UK.

The regulator said that the broadband map would allow local authorities to see which areas need most attention and bid for funds accordingly.

According to the map, homes and business in Luton and Newtonabbey had access to superfast broadband speeds of around 24 Mbps.

Over all, the map showed that 68 percent of homes and businesses in the UK had access to broadband speeds of 7.5 Mbps while around 14 percent of households connected to fixed line broadband had speeds less than 2Mbps, the BBC reports.

“We are now developing a clear picture of the UK's fixed broadband infrastructure and how it delivers for consumers," said Ofcom's chief executive Ed Richards.

"We hope that this information will stimulate further rollout of broadband infrastructure and better performance for households and businesses", he added.

The government plans to make the UK the best in broadband by 2015 and has provided a fund of £830 million to help roll out of superfast broadband services across the UK, in both rural and urban areas.