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Lincolnshire street has slowest broadband in UK

Cromarty Road in Stamford has been named as having the slowest broadband speed of any street in the UK. Researchers say it has a download speed of just 0.132Mbps which is 50 times slower than the fastest connection found in Willowfield, Telford.

The independent price comparison website carried out the study. They say it would take residents on Cromarty Road more than 25 hours to download a two hour film that in Telford could be downloaded in just 2 minutes.

Researchers have also found that two other streets in Lincolnshire feature in the top ten slowest streets for broadband. They are Burghley Road in Lincoln (0.259Mbps speed) and Woodlands Drive in Colsterworth (0.346Mbps speed).

The massive discrepancy between the fastest and slowest speeds in Britain shows what the Government is up against in its fight to drag Britain into the broadband fast-lane. Rural parts of Britain in particular are experiencing broadband speeds so slow that they might as well have no broadband at all.

– Julia Stent,

Slowest broadband street in UK

broadband cable Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Broadband users in a Lincolnshire road suffer a download speed 500 times slower than those in a street enjoying the UK's fastest speed, a study has found.

Cromarty Road in Stamford, Lincolnshire, has an average speed of 0.132Mbps, while Willowfield, in Telford and Wrekin, has registered speeds of 70.9Mbps over the past six months, found.

Lincolnshire has three of the top 10 slowest streets for broadband in the country with speeds around 37 times slower than the national average of 9Mbps, the survey revealed.

According to the study, it would take Cromarty Road residents 25 hours and 15 minutes to download a two hour film, and one hour and 41 minutes to download an album.


£50m high-speed broadband investment

A North Yorkshire MP has likened today's deal to roll out high-speed broadband to most of the county to "the coming of the railways". North Yorkshire County Council has selected BT to roll-out high speed broadband across the county in a £50 million investment.

Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon, who led the campaign to win pilot status and Government investment, has been speaking to Calendar's Political Correspondent Ben Erlam about the announcement.


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