Street in Romney Marsh Shamed as the Worst for Broadband in the UK

By Gary Cutlack on at

A mash-up of around 1 million broadband speed test results has outed the fastest and slowest broadband spots in the UK, with recorded local averages ranging from 0.5Mbps to a luxurious and futuristic 72Mbps.

The stats have been compiled by uSwitch, which says it aggregated broadband speed test results conducted between August 2014 and February 2015 to find those with the most miserable pings and numbers.

Their analysis suggests that Williamson Road in Romney Marsh, Kent, is the worst road for broadband in the UK, managing average download speeds of a shameful 0.54Mbps. The speed chart was topped by Sandy Lane in Cannock, Staffordshire, which managed a stonking average test result of 72.86Mbps -- 135 times better than the poor residents of Williamson Road endure.

The test results show that 32 per cent of the UK is stuck with connections averaging speeds of lower than 3Mbps, while a happy 22 per cent enjoy a speed of 30Mbps or above. [uSwitch via Independent]