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UK doesn’t have a single ‘super-fast’ broadband city

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New independent research figures have revealed that UK is yet to have a city that has ‘super-fast’ broadband connectivity.

Speed test data collected from broadband subscribers spread out across 50 cities in the UK and analyzed by comparison site uSwitch revealed that no UK city meets the government’s minimum superfast broadband standard speed of 24 megabits per second (mbps).

The Shropshire’s Telford city also lags behind and doesn’t meet with minimum superfast broadband standard speed with a speed of 23Mbps followed by UK’s fastest city, Belfast with an average broadband speed of above 20Mbps.

London stood 26th on the fastest download speeds list with an average broadband speed of around 16.97mbps, which means that one in every five broadband users in London get broadband speeds lower than 3Mbps. At such a slow speed, it would take not less than six hours to download a BluRay film, the research site claims.

Hull with an average broadband speed of 10.5Mbps stood last in the list. The overall broadband speed in UK was registered at 14.5Mbps.

Telecoms expert at uSwitch.com, Marie-Louise Abretti, said “Urban speeds in the UK are around three times faster than rural speeds, but even download speeds in Britain’s 50 biggest cities still aren’t super-fast”.

Find the press release here.