BT slams report claiming Brent Knoll has worse broadband than Everest

Broadband at Mount Everest's base camp is quicker than residents of Brent Knoll Credit: PA

A survey claiming that the Somerset village of Brent Knoll has slower broad band than Mount Everest base camp has been criticised by both BT and the Government.

Speed tests conducted by showed that Brent Knoll the Somerset village had some of the slowest AVERAGE broadband speeds in the country but BT says that 4 out of 5 local customers have access to high speed broadband.