Streets with the fastest broadband in the UK revealed

Residents of Benford Avenue in Newarthill, Scotland are able to average an impressive broadband speed of 177Mbps. 

A street in Scotland has been found to be the street with the fastest broadband speeds in the UK, according to a new study by broadband comparison site uSwitch.

Residents of Benford Avenue in the small village of Newarthill experienced average broadband speeds of 177Mbps over the last 12 months.

That's quick enough to download a two-hour HD film in less than 5 minutes and a 45-minute episode of a HD TV show in a little over a minute and a half.

The nearby Airbles Crescent, which is located in the larger town of Motherwell only four miles away, was judged to have the 9th quickest broadband speeds with an average of 141Mbps.

Scotland did pretty well overall with five Scottish streets appearing in the top 30 and none appearing in the bottom 30.

This is thought to because they're able to access Virgin Media's superfast network which is technically capable of bringing residents speeds of up to a staggering 300Mbps.

On the other end of the scale, the street with the slowest broadband speeds in the UK is Thorpe Lane in Suffolk which manages to average just a “dire” 0.68Mbps.

Here it would take over 21 hours to download a two-hour HD film on Netflix and nearly eight hours to download a single episode of a 45-minute HD TV show.

“It is astonishing to think that you could fly to Sydney in Australia in the time it takes to download a film on the UK’s slowest street,” said Ewan Taylor-Gibson, broadband expert at uSwitch.

Source: Herald Scotland

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