UK's Slowest Broadband Speeds Rated By Postcode
Which gorgeous British city has the worst broadband speed?
If you're from the west country, you may have guessed from the photo above.
Hereford can claim the crown of the city with the UK's worst broadband speed, according to study by USwitch.com.
And the slowest broadband speed anywhere in this sceptred isle? That prize goes to the village of Winchelsea, in East Sussex. The average broadband speed there is 1.11 megabits per second (Mbp/s).
Menstrie, five miles east of Stirling, also rates exceedingly poorly for broadband speed, as anyone trying to read this article there will know.
The average broadband speed there is 1.235 megabits per second, meaning a 1.5GB film would take just under two hours to download. A higher quality film would take six hours.
Cumbria also has shocking broadband speeds, which is perhaps why people there spend so much time enjoying the scenery outdoors.
Askam in Furness has just 1.252 Mbp/s and St Bees has 1.381 Mbp/s coming in at third and fourth worst.
Julia Stent, Director of Telecoms at uSwitch.com, says: "Britain might be riding the wave of a super-fast broadband revolution, but for the 49% who get less than the national average broadband speed, the wave isn't causing so much a splash as a ripple.
Virgin Media recently announced a new super-fast broadband offer with speeds of up to 100 Mb/s, while BT stepped up with an "ultra-fast" broadband offer of up 300 Mb/s for spring 2013.