How are superfast speeds now defined?
The threshold for superfast services, as used to define our Phase 1 target, has now been updated for Phase 2 of our programme (from 24Mbps+ to 30Mbps+). This is in line with the new European definition, allowing the programme to meet new State Aid requirements for subsidy of next generation access (NGA) broadband infrastructure.
The government’s superfast definition still remains at 24Mbps+. However, any future investment related to Phase 2 of our programme must deliver 30Mbps+ for any premises that public subsidy is claimed for by a supplier.
These definitions apply to download speeds only.