Gloucestershire road has the Uk&#039s slowest broadband


Greenmeadows Park in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire has regular obtain speeds of .14mbps, which is 1,899 moments slower than Abdon Avenue in Birmingham, where by the normal is 265.89Mbps.

The distinct signifies people in the Greenmeadows Park properties have to permit 102 hrs to download a two hour High definition film from Netflix, while individuals dwelling in Abdon Avenue could download it in 4 minutes.

The normal pace in the United kingdom is 46.2bps but about a quarter (26.3%) of residences wrestle with speeds of much less than 10mbps and one particular in 8 get a lot less than 5mbps.

The studies were compiled by comparison web page uSwitch.

Five of the speediest streets in Britain are in the South West, like Wiltshire, Dorset and Cornwall, although nine of the slowest streets in the north of the British isles, together with South Yorkshire, Scotland and Merseyside.

In accordance to uSwitch, there are a lot more broadband customers acquiring more rapidly speeds now compared with 3 several years in the past, but the comparison internet site claims speeds are nevertheless a “postcode lottery”.

Superfast speeds are accessible to prospects living on a third of Britain’s slowest streets, but uSwitch consider there is a deficiency of consciousness about better companies, leaving persons with poor speeds.

Dani Warner, broadband spokesman for uSwitch, said: “It really is practically comical that it would get another person in Bamfurlong far more than 100 hrs to down load a two-hour High definition movie yet an individual dwelling just an hour’s push away on Abdon Avenue in Birmingham can download the same movie in just about four minutes.

“Recognition of fibre broadband availability proceeds to be the most significant hurdle to persons obtaining quicker download speeds. More than a 3rd of the slowest streets have access to superfast speeds, so folks dwelling there have no need to have to be crawling together on entirely unusable world wide web providers.”


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