The “average” speed displayed in Mb represents the speed available to 50% of customers with this product during peak time (between 8pm and 10pm). The actual speed you will get depends on your cabling, your area and (with non-fibre optic products) time of day and how far you are from the telephone exchange. Most providers will tell you the likely speed you will receive when you begin your online sign up — this may differ from the average speed displayed on our table.
This information is fed to our site by Ofcom on annual basis. Ofcom review and update this data at the beginning of each year.
You can find more information about broadband speeds and run a free broadband speed test on our partner site uSwitch here.