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The fastest and slowest streets for the internet in the Anglia region

Some of the fastest and slowest Internet speeds are in the Anglia region. Photo: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

A street in Essex have been declared the slowest in the UK for broadband speeds in a new report.

The research, which was carried out by online comparison site uSwitch.com, found that Wheatley Road in Corringham, Essex, registered an average download speed of 0.60 megabytes per second, which is 30 times slower than the UK national average.

Those results were 96 times slower than the street with the fastest download speed, Loundes Road in Unstone, Derbyshire, according to uSwitch.

The survey reveals the UK's 50 slowest streets for broadband, based on almost 2 million consumer speed tests taken over the past six months along with the ten fastest streets.

Roads in Essex feature six times in the list of the slowest streets - more than any other county.

These are the streets in the Anglia region which feature in the top 50 list of slowest broadband connections:

  • Joint first - Wheatley Road, Corringham, Essex - 0.60 Mbps average speed
  • 10th - Dereham Road, Garvestone, Norfolk - 1.03 Mbps
  • 16th - Princes Avenue, Maylandsea, Essex - 1.15 Mbps
  • 20th - South Hanningfield Road, Rettendon Common, Essex - 1.25 Mbps
  • 23rd - Botley Road, Hemel Hempstead - 1.41 Mbps
  • 27th - Wauluds Bank Drive, Luton - 1.48 Mbps
  • 36th - Richmond Avenue, Kettering - 1.69 Mbps
  • 38th - Dedham Avenue, Clacton, Essex - 1.71 Mbps
  • 41st - Holland Park, Clacton, Essex - 1.76 Mbps
  • 47th - Ickleton Road, Elmdon, Essex - 1.99 Mbps

Among the top 10 streets with the fastest Internet broadband connections are Byfletts in Basildon, Essex and Griffins Close in Braintree, Essex both with download speeds of 30 Mbps.

Broadband speeds can range from less than 1Mbps to more than 30 Mbps in the Anglia region. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Marie-Louise Abretti, a broadband expert at uSwitch.com, 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."

Communications Minister Ed Vaizey said: "Ofcom reported only a few weeks ago that 73% of the UK already has access to superfast broadband and that the UK now has the best superfast coverage of all five leading European economies, as well as the highest take-up rate. Government is investing £780m to take superfast broadband to 95% of the UK by 2017 and the rollout is well under way, with more than 20,000 homes and businesses gaining access every single week."