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Super-fast broadband adoption rates are highest in Portsmouth, according to a new data analysis. looked at the number of people paying for fibre broadband services in local authority areas across the UK, using data collected by the media regulator Ofcom.

And the news provider discovered the City of Portsmouth (15.2 per cent), has the highest number of users per premises at the end of 2012.

North East Lincolnshire was second in the chart (15.1 per cent adoption), followed by Luton (15.0 per cent) and Castlereagh (14.5 per cent).

The analysis shows that super-fast broadband adoption rates are not necessarily influenced by the level of coverage in local authority areas.

Derry/Londonderry has the highest level of fibre broadband coverage in the UK at over 99 per cent; however its adoption rate stands at 13.9 per cent.

This was only good enough for sixth place in the chart.

The government is aiming to offer super-fast broadband services to 90 per cent of UK homes and businesses by 2015.

All other premises should have access to minimum download speeds of 2Mb.

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