Survey reveals cheapest and most expensive broadband around the globe

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6th December 2018 15:56 - Telecommunications

Survey reveals cheapest and most expensive broadband around the globe: If you’re wondering how your broadband deal compares with other countries around the globe, a new survey can shed some light.

The price comparison website, Cable polled 195 countries and found the UK ranks 61st (up four places from last year) when it comes to the cost of broadband.

When it comes to our ranking in Western Europe, the UK fares much better, placed 5th behind Monaco (4th), Germany (3rd), France (2nd) and Italy, who took the top spot. 

However, when you look at the speeds you get for that cost, the picture is slightly less glossy with the UK coming in 21st out of 29 countries in Western Europe, with the average cost of a megabit recorded as $1.19 USD.

In terms of its world ranking in Cable’s broadband speed test, the UK came in 35th fastest, while in the Western European tests it was awarded the 15th position with countries including Bulgaria, Portugal and Romania faring better.

Cheapest and most expensive broadband deals

Ukraine has moved from second position last year to top spot this year when it comes to the cheapest internet available, costing just 5 USD per month.

At the other end of the scale, Mauritania is the most expensive country to take out a broadband deal with an average price a jaw-dropping 768.16 USD per month.   

The survey also revealed the United States is one of the most expensive places in the world to get a broadband deal, placed in 119th position with an average package cost of 67.16 USD. This makes it seven times more expensive than prices in Russia and 64% more costly than China.

Dan Howdle, consumer telecoms analyst at Cable.co.uk, said: “Despite many countries providing faster access year-on-year, and the price of broadband fluctuating – sometimes wildly – from country to country, on average the price of broadband worldwide remains largely unchanged, falling just 1.64% since the fourth quarter of 2017.

You can see the research in full here 



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