7 August 2013– The Internet Services’ Providers Association (ISPA) welcomes Ofcom’s new research which shows the UK has the highest average broadband speed ever recorded.

In their research, Ofcom found that the average fixed-line residential speed was 14.7 megabits per seconds, enough for 4 devices to be watching HD video at once, with enough bandwidth left over for normal browsing. This is 22% higher than in the previous 6 months and 64% higher than the year before. A link to the research is here.

ISPA Secretary General Nicholas Lansman said “ISPA members are doing a great job of bringing higher speeds to more people. In a tough economy, broadband is still by far the cheapest utility for consumers, with hundreds of ISPs across the country bringing value to customers in a very healthy marketplace”.

About ISPA:

The Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA) was established in 1995 as a trade association to represent providers of Internet services in the UK. ISPA promotes competition, self-regulation and the development of the Internet industry. For a list of members or other information about ISPA, please consult the website: www.ispa.org.uk.

The views expressed in this release are those of the Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA) and do not necessarily reflect the corporate policies of the individual companies that are members of the Association or other organisations that may be mentioned in the release.