Revealed: Fastest and Slowest Streets for Broadband in UK | UK News


The UK’s fastest and slowest streets for broadband have been revealed.

Topping the charts for fastest broadband was Haul Fryn at Birchgrove, Swansea, recording an average speed of 882 Mbps, according to a new study from the price comparison site Uswitch.

This means that a broadband user on this street could download a two-hour movie in just 47 seconds.

On the other hand, Wistaston Road at Crewe was identified as the slowest – with an average download speed of just 0.24 Mbps, meaning it would take over 48 hours to download a two-hour HD movie.

The five slowest streets (average speeds less than 0.35 Mbps)

  • Route Wistaston to Crewe
  • Grand Road, Banchory, Scotland
  • Dutchells Copse, Horsham in West Sussex
  • Cornish Avenue in Manchester
  • Crossways South to Doncaster

The list of the 10 slowest was completed by Llys Tripp, Gwaelod-y-Garth in Cardiff; Seymour Avenue in Morden, south London; South Park Crescent, Lewisham, South East London; Brant Road in Lincoln; and Berriedale in North East Scotland, none of which exceeded 0.40 Mbps.

The average UK broadband speed is 79.1 Mbps, according to the figures.

The five fastest streets:

  • Transport Fryn to Birchgrove, Swansea
  • Route de la Grange in Ilford
  • Dalesgate Close to Derby
  • West Gate in Fleetwood, Lancashire
  • Douglas Bader Drive, Lutterworth in Leicestershire

The fastest list was Billingbauk Drive in Leeds; Old Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn in Northern Ireland; Hall Road East in Liverpool; Valley Road, Newbury in Berkshire; and Dale Lane Approach in Warrington, Cheshire, all recording average speeds of 699 Mbps or more.

The number of broadband users accessing faster speeds is increasing, according to Uswitch, with 43% of people getting super-fast speeds of at least 30 Mbps, down from 22% six years ago.

The company urged residents to check the availability of their local broadband speed, as many may be eligible for an upgrade.

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