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Fiber broadband speeds are falling in the UK, but cable is getting faster

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If you’re a fiber broadband subcsriber in the UK, there’s a good chance that the broadband speeds you receive are slower than they used to be, according to an Ofcom report today. The UK’s telecom watchdog said that in the six months to May 2014, fiber broadband packages saw a decrease of nearly 1Mbps – from 42.9Mbps to 42Mbps. Conversely, cable broadband services – primarily provided by Virgin Media in the UK – increased by 3.1Mbps to 43.3Mbps, overtaking fiber for the first time. Ofcom said much of the increase was due to the uptake of higher speed packages. While on…

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