European broadband still not delivering on speed promises: study

October 23, 2015 5:53 am 

BRUSSELS, Oct. 22 — Data published by the European Commission on Thursday showed that fixed broadband customers in Europe are only getting 75 percent of the download speed advertized.

While the average actual download speed has significantly increased, from 30 Mbps in 2013 to 38 Mbps in 2014 thanks to investments in networks, the difference between advertized and real speed remains constant, said the commission.

The commission stressed: "This is why the EU is requesting operators to be more transparent and is giving users more rights through its new rules for a Telecoms Single Market."

Data confirmed that broadband access has continued to become more affordable, and that broadband coverage is increasing with substantial deployments of high-speed fixed as well as 4G mobile infrastructures. (PNA/Xinhua)

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