Guidance for the Advertising of Broadband Speeds in the Isle of Man

Published On:Friday, June 28, 2019

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The Communications Commission and the Office of Fair Trading have jointly prepared new draft Guidance for the Advertising of Broadband Speeds.

The overarching intention of the Guidance is to provide advertisers with clarity as to how the provisions currently controlling advertisements for broadband speeds are interpreted.

The Guidance recommends that it should be possible for the advertiser to demonstrate that the claimed speed is achievable for at least 50% of the relevant customer base at ‘peak time’ (defined as between 8pm and 10pm).

A copy of this draft Guidance is available to view here on the Commission's website.  Comments and feedback on the Guidance are welcomed with the consultation closing on 12th August.  


Please send any comments to

Laura Balmer

Regulatory Assistant

Communications Commission

Ground Floor, Murray House

Mount Havelock





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