Corringham street has slowest broadband in UK

Corringham street has slowest broadband in UK

Corringham street has slowest broadband in UK

First published in News Basildon Recorder: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

A STREET in Corringham has been found to have the slowest broadband speed in the UK.

A poll by online comparison site uSwitch.com found that Wheatley Road had an average download speed of 0.60 mebabytes per second, 30 times slower than the UK average and a whopping 96 times slower than Loundes Road in Unstone, Derbyshire, which was found to have the quickest.

Marie-Louise Abretti, a broadband expert at uSwitch.com, who have drawn up a report of their findings, 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."

According to the report, those living in Wheatley Road would have to wait more than 15 hours to download an HD-quality movie, while those on Loundes Road could download the same movie in less than 10 minutes.

Ms Abretti said: "More needs to be done to increase awareness of availability and cost. Superfast broadband isn't as expensive as some users might think."

Basildon Recorder: Wheatley Road

Wheatley Road - the street with the slowest broadband in the UK

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1:27am Thu 24 Apr 14

d_2da_ougle says...

how the **** is this worked out virgin bt plus net talk talk who provides that
how the **** is this worked out virgin bt plus net talk talk who provides that d_2da_ougle
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9:59am Thu 24 Apr 14

wobblybob says...

I think this is a little misleading, according to BT's address checker their superfast Infinity service is available in this road.
I assume this quote only applies to internet down the phone line from the exchange, this will ALWAYS be a problem as speed is limited by the distance of the property from the exchange. Telephone wires were never designed to carry data!
I think this is a little misleading, according to BT's address checker their superfast Infinity service is available in this road. I assume this quote only applies to internet down the phone line from the exchange, this will ALWAYS be a problem as speed is limited by the distance of the property from the exchange. Telephone wires were never designed to carry data! wobblybob
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11:50am Thu 24 Apr 14

MilesBond says...

They don't know about it yet.
They don't know about it yet. MilesBond
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9:13pm Fri 2 May 14

sjcollins78 says...

0.6Megabytes, wow I'd love to have that speed, over here in Linford in particular Beechcroft Ave and Brindles Close we'd be lucky to get 0.3Mb's, BT just refuse to upgrade our Street Cabinet even though they've upgraded everyone else's, just so frustrating!!
0.6Megabytes, wow I'd love to have that speed, over here in Linford in particular Beechcroft Ave and Brindles Close we'd be lucky to get 0.3Mb's, BT just refuse to upgrade our Street Cabinet even though they've upgraded everyone else's, just so frustrating!! sjcollins78
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