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Interenet Speeds of England
Good internet access is vital for a strong economy, enabling people to work, spend and socialise online. In July 2018, it was announced that rural businesses and communities are set to benefit from improved broadband access as part of a £45 million boost by the government, through the Rural Broadband Infrastructure Scheme. The scheme offers grants to local authorities in areas where broadband services at speeds of 30Mbps or faster are not available or planned. But, despite these investments over the years, the UK is still struggling to bridge the gap between those with sufficient internet access and those without.
RS Components has created an interactive map, which you can view here, which reveals the UK cities with the fastest and slowest average download speeds, according to Ofcom data.
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- York is the UK city with the quickest broadband speed, with an average download speed of 102.9 Mbps, meaning it would take 6 minutes 15 seconds to download an average HD movie (4.5GB)
- The City of London is the city with the slowest broadband speed, with an average download speed of 15.1 Mbps, taking 42 minutes and 39 seconds to download an average HD movie. This may come as a surprise as Virgin Media and BT broadband both have their HQ’s in London
Top 10 slowest broadband speed locations around the UK
- London – 15.1 Mbps
- Orkney Islands- – 17.6 Mbps
- Powys – 20 Mbps
- Argyll and Bute – 20.2 Mbps
- Ceredigion – 20.7 Mbps
- Shetland Islands – 21 Mbps
- Gwynedd – 21.1 Mbps
- Na h-Eileanan Siar – 21.3 Mbps
- Highland – 21.7 Mbps
- West Devon – 21.8 Mpbs
Top 10 fastest broadband speed locations around the UK
- York – 102.9 Mbps
- North East Lincolnshire – 71.5 Mbps
- West Dunbartonshire – 71.2 Mbps
- Stevenage – 70.1 Mbps
- Harlow – 68.1 Mbps
- Lincoln – 67.4 Mbps
- Gloucester – 67.2 Mbps
- Hartlepool – 67.1 Mbps
- Rushmoor – 66.8 Mbps
- Broxtowe – 65.3 Mbps
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For an interactive map, visit: https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=i/broadband-britain