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Broadband speeds leave many in the slow lane

A pupil types on a computer keyboard. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Britain faces dramatic variations in broadband speed within cities, according to a new report, with Birmingham home to the biggest gap between fast and slow.

A study by uSwitch.com found that many consumers are also left in the slow lane in London, Bristol, Northampton and Glasgow.

The difference between fastest and slowest broadband speeds in Birmingham is 89%, while London’s slowest postcode district is EC2Y, which covers Barbican.