Gloucestershire avenue has the UK’s slowest broadband with a movie taking 102 hours to obtain


The worst avenue for broadband within the UK is nearly 2,000 occasions slower than the quickest, an annual survey has discovered.

Greenmeadows Park in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire has common obtain speeds of zero.14mbps, which is 1,899 occasions slower than Abdon Avenue in Birmingham, the place the typical is 265.89Mbps.

The totally different means these within the Greenmeadows Park homes have to permit 102 hours to obtain a two hour HD movie from Netflix, whereas these dwelling in Abdon Avenue might obtain it in 4 minutes.

The common velocity within the UK is 46.2bps however a few quarter (26.three%) of properties wrestle with speeds of lower than 10mbps and one in eight get lower than 5mbps.

The statistics had been compiled by comparability web site uSwitch.

5 of the quickest streets in Britain are within the South West, together with Wiltshire, Dorset and Cornwall, whereas 9 of the slowest streets within the north of the UK, together with South Yorkshire, Scotland and Merseyside.

In response to uSwitch, there are extra broadband customers getting sooner speeds now in contrast with three years in the past, however the comparability web site says speeds are nonetheless a “postcode lottery”.

Superfast speeds can be found to prospects dwelling on a 3rd of Britain’s slowest streets, however uSwitch consider there is a lack of expertise about higher companies, leaving folks with poor speeds.

Dani Warner, broadband spokesman for uSwitch, stated: “It is virtually comical that it could take somebody in Bamfurlong greater than 100 hours to obtain a two-hour HD movie but somebody dwelling simply an hour’s drive away on Abdon Avenue in Birmingham can obtain the identical movie in simply over 4 minutes.

“Consciousness of fibre broadband availability continues to be the largest hurdle to folks getting sooner obtain speeds. Over a 3rd of the slowest streets have entry to superfast speeds, so folks dwelling there don’t have any must be crawling alongside on fully unusable web companies.”

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