uSwitch names street with slowest broadband in the UK

uSwitch names street with slowest broadband in the UKIn a new study, the comparison website, uSwitch has found that the Mount Pleasant in the Suffolk town of Halesworth has reported the slowest broadband speed in the UK.

The street recorded an average download speed of just 0.128Mbps, which is 37 times than the UK average of 6.8Mbps. Some parts of Lowestoft, Halesworth and Lakenheath also features on the list of 50 places with slowest broadband connections.

On the other hand, Leamington Spa in Warwickshire recorded the highest average download broadband speed in the UK at 18.87Mbps, just under three times the UK average.

Ernest Doku, technology expert at uSwitch. com said that even as several parts of the UK are already benefiting from the increase in investment in super-fast fibre optic networks, some parts in the UK are struggling with such slow broadband connections that it might not be called a broadband service at all.

"What is particularly interesting is that many of the streets that feature in the list aren't in the far-flung countryside, but rather in more urban areas, nearer to exchanges and where we would expect to see higher download speeds across the board," he said.

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