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New figures released by Ofcom claim that 95.3 per cent of UK households now have access to a "standard" broadband connection. 

This refers to services with download speeds of at least two Mbps. However there is still a clear difference between urban and rural areas. 

Nearly all (98.3 per cent) of urban and 96.9 per cent of semi-urban properties are said to have connections of this speed, but in rural locations the figure is only 80.6 per cent. 

This means a significant amount of people in rural areas are using internet connections that are very slow. 

It is also important to remember that two Mbps is still a relatively low download speed and is often insufficient for activities like video streaming and downloading large files.

For a broadband service to be classed as super-fast, it needs to provide speeds of 20 Mbps or more. 

You can receive a connection of up to 20 Mbps through Avonline's satellite broadband service regardless of whether you live in a small village or major city.

Posted by Mark Wynn