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5 Midlands roads in top 10 for slowest broadband

A poll out by uSwitch finds that some of the slowest roads are 30 times slower than UK average Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A poll out by uSwitch has found that a Lincolnshire road is the third worst in the country for slow broadband. Station Road in the Swineshead area of Boston is thirty times slower than the UK average.

Whereas residents in Loundes Street in Unstone, Derbyshire are enjoying the fastest download speeds in the country (57.58Mbps). People on the slowest streets must wait just over 15 hours to download a HD-quality film but in Loundes Road residents can download in just nine minutes.

Does your street feature in the list?

  • 1 - Erw Fawr, Henryd, Conwy, Wales - 0.60 (Mbps)
  • 2 - Wheatley Road, Corringham, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex - 0.60
  • 3 - Station Road, Swineshead, Boston, Lincolnshire - 0.65
  • 4 - Kelvin Grove, North Shields, Tyne and Wear - 0.74
  • 5 - Maple Crescent, Alveley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire - 0.91
  • 6 - Evesham Road (nr Church Lane), Norton, Evesham, Worcestershire - 0.92
  • 7 - Meadow View (nr Rectory Road), Castle Carrock, Brampton, Cumbria - 0.94
  • 8 - Canal Street, Oakthorpe, Swadlincote, Leicestershire - 0.96
  • 9 - Pickleys Lane, Doveridge, Ashbourne, Derbyshire - 0.99
  • 10 - Dereham Road (nr Chancel Lane), Garvestone, Norwich, Norfolk - 1.03

Other Midlands roads with slow broadband speeds:

  • 14 - Allens Lane (nr Brewers Terrace), Walsall, West Midlands - 1.11
  • 18 - Letchmere Close, Pattingham, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire - 1.20
  • 19 - Mytton Oak Road, (nr Crownmeole Drive), Shrewsbury, Shropshire - 1.21
  • 21 - Summerfield Road, Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire - 1.32
  • 36 - Richmond Avenue, Kettering, Northamptonshire - 1.69
  • 38 - Benskyn Close, Countesthorpe, Leicester, Leicestershire - 1.71
  • 44 - Stafford Crescent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire - 1.95
  • 45 - Lock Lane, Long Eaton, Nottingham, Derbyshire - 1.97
  • 48 - St Giles Way (nr Church St), Copwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire - 1.99
  • 50 - Wordsworth Road, Dudley, West Midlands - 2.04

Here are the ten fastest streets in the UK:

  • 1 - Loundes Road, Unstone, Dronfield, Derbyshire - 57.58
  • 2 - Spencer Close, Swindon, Wiltshire - 50.60
  • 3 - Northam Drive, Ripley, Derbyshire - 44.67
  • 4 - Byfletts, Basildon, Essex - 41.47
  • 5 - Mill Lane (nr Malvern Close), North Hykeham, Lincoln, Lincolnshire - 38.88
  • 6 - Lymington Road (nr Barton Court Road), New Milton, Hampshire - 35.70
  • 7 - Littlewood Lane, Walsall, Staffordshire - 35.64
  • 8 - Camel Road, London - 34.62
  • 9 - Pen-Y-Graig Road, Brymbo, Wrexham - 31.91
  • 10 - Giffins Close, Braintree, Essex - 30.33