Financial News

  • 24 April 2014, 14:56

Revealed: The 50 Streets With Slowest Broadband

A street in Essex has been named as having the slowest broadband in Britain - 30 times slower than the UK average speed.

Wheatley Road in Corringham is in joint-last place with Erw Fawr, in Henryd, North Wales, with an average download speed of 0.6 Mbps.

By contract, the average speed across the country is 17.8 Mbps.

The speed gulf means it would take the slowest connections 15.2 hours to download an HD-quality film, while in the fastest street the same download would take just nine minutes.

The fastest street is in Derbyshire - Loundes Road in Unstone gets an average download speed of 57.58 Mbps.

The figures are based on almost two million speed tests run by broadband users over a six-month period.

Roads in Essex feature six times in the list of the UK's 50 slowest streets - more than any other county.

uSwitch, which published the data, said only 15% of Britons are enjoying broadband of 30 Mbps or higher - the speed classified by the EU as superfast.

The streets of London feature in both the slowest and fastest lists.

The fastest broadband measured in the capital is found in Camel Road (34.62 Mbps) in E16 - while the slowest street is Grange Gardens in Hampstead (1.19 Mbps).

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