Currently, only 3% of UK homes and offices have the fastest full-fibre broadband. But new rules announced by watchdog Ofcom mean that more of the UK may get access to faster broadband connections. The average UK broadband speed is currently 44Mbps, according to Ofcom. This is much slower than top full-fibre speeds, and slower than broadband in 19 other European countries. Many homes lag behind, too, with some rural areas still having sporadic or non-existent connections.