Worst street for broadband is almost 2,000 times SLOWER than the best

Worst street for broadband is almost 2,000 times SLOWER than the best

December 12, 2018

According to research by uSwitch, Greenmeadows Park in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire has average downloads speeds of just 0.14 megabits per second (Mbps).

This means residents need to set aside more than 102 hours to download a two-hour HD film on Netflix and at least 38 hours to download a 45-minute HD TV show.

That's 1,899 times slower than Abdon Avenue in Birmingham, which boasts the fastest speeds in the UK at 265.89Mbps.

Residents living in this road would need less than four minutes to download the same film and just 72 seconds to download the same TV show.

The average speed in the UK is 46.2Mbps, but the comparison website has found that just over a quarter (26 per cent) of homes struggle with speeds of less than 10Mbps and one in eight (13 per cent) crawl along below 5Mbps.

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It show how speeds are still a "postcode lottery" depending on where you live in the country.

Dani Warner, broadband spokeswoman at uSwitch.com, said: "This research lays bare the extent of the UK's digital divide.

"Streets that are relatively close geographically can be light years apart when it comes to the download speeds they are getting."

It's been revealed this week that broadband customers will get £8-a-day automatic compensation for lost connection.

Thousands of Sky fibre customers found out just over a month ago that they will get a free internet speed upgrade.

Plus, here's how you can save up to £400 per year by slashing broadband and phone line costs.

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