Revealed: The UK cities with the fastest and slowest broadband speeds - so, how does your area stack up?

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  • Broadband Genie analysed 265,572 user velocity tests from crossed nan UK
  • Canterbury has nan worst mean speeds, while Belfast has nan champion connection 

By Shivali Best For Mailonline

Published: 19:01 EDT, 27 September 2023 | Updated: 03:53 EDT, 28 September 2023

We've each been location – you spell to download a movie aliases watercourse a song, only to beryllium met by nan 'spinning instrumentality of death'.

Slow broadband speeds are thing that galore Brits must contend with, and now caller figures person revealed nan cities pinch nan worst connections.

Consumer velocity tests by Broadband Genie uncover that Canterbury is nan metropolis pinch nan slowest mean speeds, intimately followed by Ripon and Chester.

In contrast, group successful Belfast, Portsmouth and Milton Keynes bask nan fastest mean speeds, according to nan report.

'No broadband customer should judge a sub-par service, slightest of each successful a twelvemonth erstwhile we person seen grounds value increases successful nan industry,' said Alex Tofts, broadband master astatine Broadband Genie.

Slow broadband speeds are thing that galore Brits must contend with, and now caller figures person revealed nan cities pinch nan worst connections

In nan study, Broadband Genie analysed 265,572 user velocity tests from crossed nan UK.

At a metropolis level, Canterbury came successful astatine nan bottommost of nan list, pinch residents experiencing mean speeds of conscionable 34.4Mb.

This was followed by Ripon (39.9Mb), Chester (43.6Mb), Carlisle (46Mb), and Worcester (46.9Mb).

At nan different extremity of nan spectrum, Belfast was astatine nan apical of nan list, pinch mean speeds of 152Mb.

UK cities pinch nan slowest broadband speeds 

  1. Canterbury: 34.3 Mb
  2. Ripon: 39.9 Mb
  3. Chester: 43.6 Mb
  4. Carlisle: 46 Mb
  5. Worcester: 46.9 Mb
  6. Wakefield: 47.1 Mb
  7. Newport: 48.2 Mb
  8. Norwich: 48.8 Mb
  9. Wells: 49.3 Mb
  10. Durham: 49.3 Mb

UK cities pinch nan fastest broadband speeds 

  1. Belfast: 152.2 Mb
  2. Portsmouth: 122.0 Mb
  3. Milton Keynes: 117.2 Mb
  4. Londonderry: 114.9 Mb
  5. Plymouth: 109.5 Mb
  6. Southend-on-Sea: 104.4 Mb
  7. Southampton: 103.4 Mb
  8. York: 97.3 Mb
  9. Edinburgh: 96.3 Mb
  10. Coventry: 95.1 Mb

Portsmouth (122Mb) wasn't acold behind, on pinch Milton Keynes (117.2Mb), Derry (114.9), and Plymouth (109.5Mb).

Scroll down to nan the mean speeds for each UK cities. 

Meanwhile, crossed each areas of nan UK, nan colony of Halkirk successful Caithness was named nan slowest area, pinch residents receiving mean speeds of conscionable 2.8Mb.

For reference, Ofcom advises that 10Mb is nan minimum 'decent' velocity homes should receive.

In contrast, Lochwinnoch successful Renfrewshire enjoys nan fastest broadband speeds successful nan UK, pinch an awesome mean of 409Mb per household.

'Most of Britain's biggest providers motion up to Ofcom's Broadband Speeds Code of Practice,' Mr Tufts said.

'This intends they person to beryllium clear astir nan speeds you should expect astatine your address, including a guaranteed minimum they must support above.

We've each been location – you spell to download a movie aliases watercourse a song, only to beryllium met by nan 'spinning instrumentality of death'

'Speed tests are a useful instrumentality for regularly monitoring nan capacity you are receiving. If they are falling short of what has been promised, interaction your supplier and raise nan issue.

'It's worthy base successful mind that mediocre broadband speeds tin besides beryllium influenced by factors extracurricular of your provider's control, truthful make judge you cheque these first.

'Poor location wiring aliases a poorly positioned aliases faulty router could beryllium dragging your Wi-Fi down.

'Residents successful nan slowest towns and cities whitethorn besides beryllium suffering unnecessarily, pinch faster speeds disposable successful their area if they switch.

'If you are retired of statement and looking to upgrade your broadband, do a speedy comparison online to spot nan champion deals connected offer.

'You whitethorn moreover extremity up paying little for a amended and faster service.'

Average broadband speeds successful UK cities (Mbs) 

  1. Canterbury 34.3
  2. Ripon 39.9
  3. Chester 43.6
  4. Carlisle 46
  5. Worcester 46.9
  6. Wakefield 47.1
  7. Newport 48.2
  8. Norwich 48.8
  9. Wells 49.3
  10. Durham 49.3
  11. Truro 50.8
  12. Chichester 51.2
  13. Wrexham 51.7
  14. Armagh 51.8
  15. Lancaster 53.2
  16. Inverness 53.6
  17. Colchester 53.6
  18. Perth 54.2
  19. Sheffield 54.7
  20. Swansea 55.8
  21. Newry 57
  22. Winchester 57.1
  23. Doncaster 58.3
  24. Aberdeen 58.3
  25. Bath 58.6
  26. Sunderland 59.4
  27. Salford 61.3
  28. Exeter 63.2
  29. Newcastle upon Tyne 63.2
  30. Dunfermline 64.9
  31. Hereford 65
  32. Oxford 65.8
  33. Birmingham 66
  34. Chelmsford 66.6
  35. Bangor 67
  36. Leeds 67.5
  37. Bradford 68.1
  38. Brighton 69
  39. Leicester 70.4
  40. Gloucester 71
  41. Preston 71.3
  42. Ely 73.5
  43. Peterborough 74.1
  44. Manchester 75
  45. Lisburn 78.6
  46. Salisbury 78.8
  47. Dundee 78.9
  48. Cardiff 79.2
  49. Bristol 79.6
  50. Cambridge 80.5
  51. Glasgow 82.6
  52. Lichfield 83.4
  53. Lincoln 83.5
  54. Stoke-on-Trent 84.3
  55. Liverpool 85.5
  56. Derby 85.9
  57. London 86.7
  58. Nottingham 90
  59. St Albans 91.1
  60. Wolverhampton 92.2
  61. Hull 94.9
  62. Coventry 95.1
  63. Edinburgh 96.3
  64. York 97.3
  65. Southampton 103.4
  66. Southend-on-Sea 104.4
  67. Plymouth 109.5
  68. Londonderry 114.9
  69. Milton Keynes 117.2
  70. Portsmouth 122
  71. Belfast 152.2

Please note: St Asaphs and St Davids are not included arsenic nan sample size was excessively mini to beryllium reliable 

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