Revealed: The UK streets with the fastest and slowest broadband - so, is YOUR road on the list?

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We've each been location – you effort 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 Britons must contend with, and now caller figures person revealed nan circumstantial streets pinch nan worst connections.

An study from Broadband Genie shows that group surviving connected Morriston Close successful Watford must contend pinch nan slowest connection, pinch mean speeds of conscionable 0.6Mb. 

At that speed, it would return 40 hours, 37 minutes and 46 seconds - almost 2 days - to download nan blockbuster movie, Avengers Endgame. 

In contrast, group surviving connected Meadway successful Northampton bask nan fastest connection, pinch speeds of 896.3Mb - 1,494 times faster than Morriston Close.  

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

An study from Broadband Genie shows that group surviving connected Morriston Close successful Watford must contented pinch nan slowest connection, pinch mean speeds of conscionable 0.6Mb

The 10 fastest streets successful nan UK 

  1. Meadway, Northampton: 896.30Mb
  2. Rolvenden Grove, Milton Keynes: 711.64Mb
  3. Colville Street, London: 626.61Mb
  4. Nicholas Meadow, Callington: 619.82Mb
  5. North Road East, Wingate: 608.80Mb
  6. Chestnut Avenue, Chesham: 603.90Mb
  7. Town Street, Pudsey: 594.04Mb
  8. Amethyst Road, Christchurch: 587.17Mb
  9. Lumsdale Crescent, Matlock: 583.73Mb
  10. Ridge Green, Redhill: 569.70Mb

To measure really broadband speeds alteration crossed nan UK, Broadband Genie analysed nan mean speeds astatine postcode level from 265,572 velocity tests past year. 

Their study revealed that, overall, nan mean velocity successful nan UK is 122.2Mb. 

However, respective streets are obscurity adjacent this figure.  

Morriston Close successful Watford was recovered to person nan slowest speeds (0.6Mb), followed by Wade Court successful Cheltenham (1.20Mb), Leazes Lane successful Bishop Auckland (1.38Mb), and Borstal Street successful Rochester (1.39Mb). 

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

At nan different extremity of nan scale, group surviving connected Meadway successful Northampton bask nan fastest speeds of 896Mb - a velocity astatine which you could download Avengers Endgame successful conscionable 1 infinitesimal and 37 seconds. 

This was followed by Rolvenden Grove successful Milton Keynes (711.64Mb), Colville Street successful London (626.61Mb), Nicholas Meadow successful Callington (619.82Mb), and North Road East successful Wingate (608.80Mb).  

Hawthornvale successful Edinburgh (1.57Mb) had nan slowest speeds successful Scotland; Cefn Road successful Bridgend came past successful Wales (1.43Mb), and Ballymacombs Road successful Portglenone was bottommost successful Northern Ireland (4.22Mb).

People surviving connected Meadway successful Northampton bask nan fastest connection, pinch speeds of 896.3Mb - 1,494 times faster than Morriston Close

The 10 slowest streets successful nan UK 

  1. Morriston Close, Watford: 0.60Mb
  2. Wade Court, Cheltenham: 1.20Mb
  3. Leazes Lane, Bishop Auckland: 1.38Mb
  4. Borstal Street, Rochester: 1.39Mb
  5. Rocks Lane, London: 1.42Mb
  6. Cefn Road, Bridgend: 1.43Mb
  7. Mersea Road, Colchester: 1.53Mb
  8. Hawthornvale, Edinburgh: 1.57Mb
  9. Hollin Drive, Wakefield: 1.58Mb
  10. Glebe Avenue, Braintree: 1.70Mb

Scotland's fastest thoroughfare was Anne Arundel Court successful Dumfries (453Mb), successful Wales it was Ffordd Kinderley successful Deeside (384Mb) and Northern Ireland Craigs Road successful Carrickfergus (470Mb). 

Broadband Genie is calling connected households to cheque their net relationship and interaction their supplier if they are not receiving nan guaranteed minimum speeds for their address.

'No customer should put up pinch sluggish broadband, particularly successful a twelvemonth wherever we've had to strengthen grounds precocious mid-contract value rises,' said Alex Tofts, broadband master astatine Broadband Genie.

'The Universal Service Obligation is successful spot to guarantee everyone has entree to what nan Government deems "decent" broadband via a fixed connection. 

'However, a important number of group are still being near behind.'

Despite their sluggish Wi-Fi residents successful each 10 of nan UK's slowest streets could upgrade to superfast broadband of astatine slightest 30Mb, according to Broadband Genie, which offers a broadband comparison service.

'Our investigation highlights that residents of Britain's slowest streets could beryllium suffering successful silence, arsenic faster broadband is disposable to their homes,' Mr Tofts said.

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' (stock image)

'If you haven't reviewed your broadband statement successful nan past 2 years, it's apt you tin move aliases renew to a faster woody astatine nary other cost. 

'For nan mostly of switches, your caller providers will do nan legwork for you erstwhile switching your aged relationship complete and isn't arsenic daunting arsenic it seems.'

Broadband Genie does constituent retired that because its figures are from existent velocity tests it whitethorn beryllium that location are different factors affecting a household's broadband, beyond nan supplier being to blame.

For example, it whitethorn beryllium that the number of devices connected to nan network, aliases nan position of nan router, is causing issues.

'If you can't troubleshoot nan rumor yourself, interaction your provider. There could beryllium an rumor pinch nan network, which is sometimes easy fixed,' nan institution said.

WHERE ARE THE WORST PLACES FOR 4G & BROADBAND IN THE UK? 

According to user authorities advocator Which?, Scotland and Wales suffer nan astir from some mediocre broadband connections and constricted 4G coverage.

Also notably impacted were constituencies made up predominantly of municipality areas — including parts of Canterbury, Macclesfield, Maidstone, Norfolk, Southampton, Surrey and York.

These were joined by galore seaside towns — including Dover, Cleethorpes, Great Yarmouth, Scarborough, Totnes and Whitby.

The Highlands and Islands were nan astir affected parts of Scotland, pinch nan constituency of Na h-Eileanan an lar astir poorly provided for pinch only 42 per cent of properties covered by each 4 web operators and only 81 per cent having a decent broadband connection.

In Wales, nan constituency of Dwyfor Meirionnydd was worst off, pinch only 69 per cent of premises having 4G sum from each 4 web operators and only 91 per cent having a decent broadband connection. 

Meanwhile, Northern Island was besides poorly served — particularly successful municipality areas — pinch Armagh and Newry worst hit, pinch only 82 per cent of premises. 

According to user authorities advocator Which?, Scotland and Wales suffer nan astir from some mediocre broadband connections and constricted 4G coverage 


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