We’re lagging behind – and that’s a problem.

The FTTH Council Europe, which campaigns for the adoption of gigabit-capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH/P) broadband technology, published its 2017 global ranking – and the UK doesn’t even appear in the list.

And when it comes to download speeds, Cable.co.uk’s worldwide review found the UK languishing in 31st place out of 40. That’s behind countries like Romania, Bulgaria and Thailand.

The UK Government’s response? A pledge that British homes and businesses will have a legal right to high-speed broadband, believing that only a universal service obligation will make this happen.