A street in Wales and another in Essex have been declared the slowest in the UK for broadband speeds in a new report.
The research, carried out by online comparison site uSwitch.com, found Erw Fawr in Henryd, Conwy had an average download speed of 0.60 megabytes per second - 30 times slower than the UK national average.
Two other Welsh streets also made it on to the list of the slowest in the UK.
Three Welsh streets have been identified as having some of the slowest broadband speeds in the UK, according to the latest consumer speed test data.
On the list are:
• Erw Fawr, Henryd, Conwy
• Maesceinion, Waun Fawr, Aberystwyth
• Llantarnam Road, Cwmbran
With an average download speed of just 0.60 megabytes per second, Erw Fawr in Conwy has the slowest broadband in Britain.
It's in joint first place with a road in Essex.
According to the research, which is based on almost two million speed tests run by broadband users over a six month period, only 15% of Brits are enjoying broadband of 30 megabytes per second or higher - the speed classified by the EU as 'superfast.'
The fastest broadband can be found in Derbyshire, where homeowners are receiving average speeds of 96 times faster than that in Erw Fawr.
A Welsh Government spokesperson said Erw Fawr is included in roll-out plans under the Superfast Cymru programme.
The Federation of Small Businesses has welcomed the government's multi-million pound investment in faster broadband for Cardiff and Newport. It says that small businesses will benefit and can decide how best to make use of the internet.
Conservative AM Antoinette Sandbach explains to Lynn Courtney why access to high-speed broadband is vital for rural areas and why the lack of it is harming rural businesses.
Cardiff is to be one of ten UK cities to get "superfast" 4G broadband services, according to provider EE.
Average speeds at the moment of between 8Mbps and 12Mbps will rise to 20Mbps.
The service, due to be rolled out in the Summer, is expected to let users surf the web more quickly on mobile phones.
Included in today's 4G spectrum auction results is an obligation for one provider to make sure at least 98% of the UK population can access mobile broadband speeds within five years.
Winning bidder Telefónica UK Ltd won the 800Mhz allocation, which means it will have to cover at least 95% of the population of each of the UK nations – England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales - by the end of 2017.
Ofcom has announced the five phone operators that have won the 4G licenses - permits to run mobile networks at the kind of speed you get from your home broadband.
The winning companies are:
- Everything Everywhere Ltd.
- Hutchison 3G UK Ltd.
- Niche Spectrum Ventures Ltd (a subsidiary of BT Group plc).
- Telefónica UK Ltd.
- Vodafone Ltd.
The First Minister also used his monthly news conference to announce £39 million of investment for improve broadband provision for schools in Wales.
'Teaching and learning in Welsh schools will be transformed' due to the investment, the Welsh Government says. 'The new Leaning in Digital Wales Grant will ensure that learners able to access faster, high-quality broadband services which are both robust and reliable.'
It means an initial £27 million for councils to upgrade internet connections in their schools. Where it's needed, councils will also be able to give primary and special schools £10,000 - and secondary schools £20,000 - to improve ICT infrastructure and purchase ICT hardware.
The next generation of mobile internet has gone on sale for the first time in Wales. 4G is said to be five times faster than the existing 3G service - which currently drives smartphones.
Cardiff is one of 11 trial sites across the UK. But with many other parts of Wales still struggling to get an internet connection of any sort, our reporer David Wood has been looking at how useful it will be.