UK Broadband Speeds are a Mess, With the Fastest Street Connections 500 Times Quicker than the Slowest

By Gary Cutlack on at

A survey of broadband speeds across the UK has found some enormous differences in average speed, with average street connection speeds varying from just 0.13mbps all the way up to a whopping 70.9mbps.

The extreme low was registered by the poor residents of Cromarty Road in Stamford, with the Lincolnshire town earning the shameful prize of being the slowest street for broadband speed in the UK. The highest average speed was clocked by users in Willowfield, Telford, who must all now be seeing their house prices and rents rise by a few percentage points.

And it's the random nature of these results that must frustrate users the most. Essex seaside town Southend-on-Sea features in third place in terms of the fastest connections, while nearby Clacton sits in the bottom five with an average of just 0.26mbps. [Independent]

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