Dramatic broadband differences revealed in UK

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Vastly differing download speeds across the UK have been revealed in a survey of broadband services across the country.

According to the comparison website uSwitch, two roads – Erw Fawr, Henryd, Wales, and Weatley Road, Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex, have average download speeds of just 0.6 megabytes per second, which means that it would take as along as 15 hours to download an HD-quality film.

By contrast, the fastest street in the country, Loundes Road, in Unstone, Derbyshire, has a download speed of 57 megabytes per second, which would allow the same film to download in around 10 minutes.

The research showed that just 15 per cent of premises in the UK residents have superfast broadband connections – which the EU classes as 30Mbps or more.

Marie-Louise Abretti, from uSwitch.com, said: 'There are still areas in the UK which experience broadband speeds so slow the service is negligible.

'At the same time, superfast broadband connections are becoming more widely available but, as our research suggests, these are clearly not being utilised.'

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