There are issues accessibility created based on the technology, too. For instance, broadband is one of the most common technologies used for the internet. Fixed broadband technology is used universally and is available in the United Kingdom at 23Mbit/s . However, the accessibility for the 23Mbits is not universal as not all consumers are able to avail themselves of the 23Mbit/s. The first of the division is the basic broadband at the rate of 2Mbit/s and this broadband still creates an accessibility threshold of around 3 percent. While it can be argued that such a percentage is indeed small, it has to be said that even this small percentage could cause much issues. The second form of broadband availability is the standard broadband. The standard broadband is one that is greater than the 2Mbit/s, but is still lesser than the 23Mbit/s.
The speed available for customers is 10Mbit/s or greater. Evidence from industry reports seem to indicate that an average household would require somewhere around this 10Mbit/s in order to work in an unconstrained way. In fact in current times, 10Mbit/s would be considered as the most basic download speed to work comfortably. However, as compared to the basic broadband services, the accessibility issues for the standard services will increase. There are at least 15 percent estimated households that would not be able to receive the standard services (OfCom, 2014). Even with a commercial and competitive rollout, it was only available to around 75 percent premises and even then, with only around a 21 percent take up (OfCom, 2014). Therefore, people within the 75 percent who could geographically get the higher speeds did not have access to it for different reasons, and only 21 percent were able to make use of it (OfCom, 2014). The government aims to deliver superfast broadband in order to make it reachable to around 95 percent of people (OfCom, 2014). Now while the above are accessibility issues observed with respect to broadband accessibility, some people do not use fixed broadband at all. The form of internet use can be 3G and 4G (OfCom, 2014).