Report reveals slowest UK streets for broadband

If your business has been struggling with poor broadband speeds, you might be wondering if other enterprises and property owners in your area are suffering the same issue.

Independent internet services comparison company Broadband Genie recently posted its findings after researching speeds by street across the country.

The slowest street at the time of the survey was Morriston Close in Watford, with a download speed of 0.6 Mbps, followed by Wade Court in Cheltenham, with a 1.2 Mbps download speed.

Mersea Road in Colchester, Leazes Lane in Bishop Auckland, Borstal Street in Rochester, and Cefn Road in Bridgend also featured. Surprisingly, streets in capital cities also suffered slow broadband speed, such as Rocks Lane in London and Hawthornvale, Edinburgh.

Reasons cited for poor speeds varied and included poor home wiring, bad Wi-Fi, and poor broadband area coverage, among others.

Surveys that are based on broadband speeds that users are viewing from speed tests are not always reliable. This is because the slowest locations are sometimes outside the reach of a fixed line broadband service, and as a result, will never be included in results.

Furthermore, in the areas with better broadband coverage, the rate that the rollouts are released can mean that top average speed test by street is almost instantly out of date after its recorded.

The press release published recently by Broadband Genie, for instance, highlighted that eight of the ten streets it found were the slowest could now access ultrafast services, which just goes to show the ever-changing nature of these statistics.