The Worst UK Broadband Notspot is a Kent Village

Tuesday, November 16th 2010

A recently carried out study of the areas in the United Kingdom put against the broadband service received has revealed Farningham, a village in Kent as having the worst broadband service in the country with average access speeds of 1.3Mbps.

The research showed that the parish's broadband connection speeds were so seriously slow that it usually took 45 minutes for downloading a music album. It took almost 12 hours for downloading a movie file.

Other locations that were not far behind the unfortunate Kent village in the slow broadband lane were Duns, the Scottish Borders town and Warwickshire's Harbury. The two spots clocked 1.43 Mbps and 1.51 Mbps respectively for average speeds.

It is also worth mentioning here that Worcester was the only city that boasted of an average broadband internet connection speed of 2.01Mbps, among the twenty worst-hit UK broadband locations.

Meanwhile, the research also revealed a gap in service standards between the south and north of the United Kingdom. Incidentally, Holsworthy and Farningham were the only locations south of London figuring in the list.

The findings have been based by the researcher on 98,000 broadband speed tests carried out between the months of August and September this year.

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