On Friday 9th of February 2018 EE launched their 4G Home Broadband to general availability.
Living in rural Cumbria a lot of us are used to slow broadband speeds unless you happen to be one of the lucky ones living in a fibre enabled town and close to either your local telephone exchange or the green street side cabinet.
EE have been testing 4G equipment and connections for residential properties in Cumbria as an option for those of us at the end of long telephone lines in out of the way places where speeds can be, let’s kindly say, sub-optimal.
EE are promoting their 4G Home Broadband as having speeds of up to 100Mbps. The speeds sound promising, although as always these should be taken with a grain or two of salt as an independent survey of the EE network showed average speeds of around 30Mbps UK wide. These are still in excess of the speeds that some of our clients experience on their usual ADSL lines.
To put these speeds into perspective, a standard broadband line is capable of up to 18Mbps with average speeds of 10-12Mbps and Fibre Broadband (VDSL) is available in up to 38Mbps or 76Mbps where the averages can vary far more.