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The Top 10 Fastest and Slowest Broadband ISP Cities in the UK

Posted: 07th Oct, 2010 By: MarkJ
2010 broadband city and town speeds ukNew research, which is based off 48,408 internet speedtests conducted between March and August 2010, has revealed that Liverpool (England) is the fastest city for broadband access with an average download rate of 7.72Mbps (Megabits per second). By contrast Dumfries (Scotland) was the slowest at just 2.89Mbps.
UK Top 10 Fastest Broadband Towns and Cities
1. Liverpool (7.72Mbps)
2. Cleveland (7.51Mbps)
3. Croydon (7.44Mbps)
4. Wigan (7.37Mbps)
5. Lincoln (7.36Mbps)
6. Sutton (6.99Mbps)
7. Dundee (6.96Mbps)
8. Dudley (6.96Mbps)
9. Motherwell (6.96Mbps)
10. Luton (6.93Mbps)

UK Top 10 Slowest Broadband Towns and Cities
1. Dumfries (2.89Mbps)
2. Galashiels (3.22Mbps)
3. Shrewsbury (3.46Mbps)
4. Inverness (3.61Mbps)
5. Llandudno (3.83Mbps)
6. Worcester (3.87Mbps)
7. Hereford (3.94Mbps)
8. Colchester (4.23Mbps)
9. Carlisle (4.29Mbps)
10. Durham (4.39Mbps)
The slowest city results are particularly poor when you consider that urban areas are supposed to have the best connectivity and not the worst. The study was conducted by comparison site Broadband-Expert. This just goes to show that the Digital Broadband Speed Divide doesn't just affect rural areas, which has become a dangerously common misconception.
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