||<p>Ultrafast broadband - referring to speeds of 100 megabits per second and above
- is currently available to around 52% of premises in the UK, according to thinkbroadband.com.
Internationally, this compares to coverage in:</p><p><br> South Korea: 100%;</p><p><br>
Japan: 98%;</p><p><br> USA: 68%;</p><p><br> Germany: 64%, and;</p><p><br> France:
28%.</p><p> </p><p>As well as growing ultrafast coverage the UK has the has the cheapest
available fixed broadband services at superfast speeds compared to major European
competitors. The UK’s average being quoted at £45 per month, compared to £68 per month
in Italy, who were the most expensive.</p><p> </p><p>We are keen to support further
investment in ultrafast services and facilitate the expansion of full fibre networks.
This is why, at Autumn Statement 2016, we announced £1.1 billion to funding to boost
the UK’s digital infrastructure.</p>