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Which? reveal UK's best area for broadband speed

Jun 30th 2017, 10:36 by

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A report from leading consumer review site Which? has revealed the best and worst locations for broadband speed throughout the UK.

It was compiled with data taken from Speed Checker, a popular site which allows you to view your own home broadband speed, over the three-month period from January to March 2017.

The large market town of Tamworth in Staffordshire came right at the very top of the list with an impressive average speed of 30Mbps.

Second is Reading which also features an average broadband speed of 30Mbps then the small village of Adur, West Sussex and London Borough of Enfield at 29Mbps. At number five is Dundee, the only Scottish city to break the top ten, at 28Mbps.

At the very bottom of the list is the isolated Scottish Orkney Islands which average broadband speeds of just 6Mbps. The equally-as-isolated but picturesque Shetland Islands and Scottish Highlands come next with 8Mbps while Ryedale, Yorkshire and Purbeck, Dorset sit at number four and five respectively with 9Mbps.

These speeds come despite last year’s government pledge that every UK resident should have access to broadband speeds of at least 10Mbps.

“Far too many households across the UK are suffering from slow broadband speeds, which can stop you being able to carry out essential daily tasks,” said Alex Neil, managing director of home service at Which?.

“We are encouraging everyone with broadband to use our speed checker so people can see if they are getting the speeds that they've been promised by their provider and find out how to complain if their speed is too slow.

“This will also help to further highlight where problem areas are across the UK, putting pressure on Government and providers to help everyone get a good broadband connection.”

Source: Tamworth Herald

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