Liverpool has Best VoIP Broadband Speed

In a week when Liverpool football club has been in the news for the wrong reasons, there is good news both on and off the pitch.

Liverpool FC supporters will be happy to know that the sale to American company NESV should be able to go through after a High Court battle.

Meanwhile the city has just been proclaimed for having the fastest broadband speed in Britain.

With an average broadband speed of 7.72Mbps Liverpool has the fastest UK broadband which means that Liverpudlians can make VoIP calls more easily.

Voice over Internet Protocol, the technology around which low cost or free PC-to-PC calls are made through companies such as Skype and 3CX, needs fast broadband in order to work properly.

The speed tests were carried out by 50,000 users of However the survey does not distinguish between different types of broadband packages which can go 2Mbps ADSL lines up to 50Mbps fibre optic connections.

It also showed that customers may be paying for more than they are getting. Many Internet Service Providers (ISP) advertise speeds of up to 8Mbps, but the average speed for all tests was well below 8Mbps.

ISP regulator Ofcom recently carried out a survey of 1,500 customers which showed average download speeds of 5.2Mbps being well below what was advertised.

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