Slowest Broadband Streets Named

21 September 2011, 10:50 | Updated: 21 September 2011, 11:06

A list of the 50 streets in the UK with the slowest broadband speeds have been revealed.

Mount Pleasant in Halesworth in Suffolk is named as the street with the worst average download speed, according to the research by, at just 0.128 Megabits per second.

Two streets in Milton Keynes are also named in the bottom fifty.  They are Mithras Gardens in Wavendon Gate and Sokeman Close in Greenleys, which are 32nd and 38th worst respectively.

A street in Leamington Spa has the fastest average download speed, at 18.87 Mb/s - more than 147 times faster than in Mount Pleasant.

Ernest Doku, technology expert at, said: "While many areas of the country are already benefiting from the considerable investment into super-fast fibre optic networks, our research highlights the plight of households at the other end of the spectrum, struggling with download speeds so poor that in some cases it can hardly be considered a broadband service at all.

"What is particularly interesting is that many of the streets that feature in the list aren’t in the far-flung countryside, but rather in more urban areas, nearer to exchanges and where we would expect to see higher download speeds across the board.

"While broadband providers have been committed to upgrading broadband infrastructure as a priority, for some areas these improvements can't come soon enough. Being stuck in the slow lane is a frustrating situation, with many of us now considering broadband to be an essential service.

"In the meantime, home broadband users should test their broadband speeds regularly to check that they are getting the best possible package for their area, and not be afraid or complacent about switching providers if they feel they can get a better service elsewhere."

Here is the full list of the 50 slowest streets in the UK in terms of average broadband connection speeds:

1  Mount Pleasant, Halesworth, Suffolk  0.128 Mb/s
2  Forestfield, Horsham, West Sussex 0.134
3  Inchkeith Drive, Dunfermline, Fife 0.169
4  Faraday Avenue, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire 0.182
5  Baird Avenue, Kilwinning, Ayrshire 0.225
6  Wheatears Drive, Romsey, Hampshire 0.242
7  Furzy Park, Haverfordwest, Dyfed 0.254
8  Calmore Drive, Totton, Hampshire 0.267
9  Mowbray Grove, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland 0.274
10  Colledge Close, Brinklow, Warwickshire 0.279
11  Kimbells Close, Shabbington, Buckinghamshire 0.282
12  Glenbuck Avenue, Glasgow 0.289
13  Common Hill, Pulborough, West Sussex 0.296
14  John O'Gaunts Way, Belper, Derbyshire 0.298
15  Kenrick Square, Bletchingly, Surrey  0.319
16  Marlings Park Avenue, Chislehurst, Greater London 0.324
17  Silver Street, Chalford, Gloucestershire 0.328
18  Spinners Drive, St Helens, Merseyside 0.334
19  Raleigh Close, Churchdown, Gloucestershire 0.335
20  W Way, Littlehampton, West Sussex 0.335
21  Cromwell Avenue, Findern, Derbyshire 0.337
22  Greyson Avenue, Lowestoft, Suffolk 0.345
23  Phlap Street, South Hetton, County Durham 0.349
24  George Road, Water Orton, Birmingham 0.357
25  Bexleigh Avenue, St Leonards, East Sussex  0.373
26  Canon Close, Ilkeston, Derbyshire 0.383
27  Tylers Way, Chalford, Gloucestershire 0.383
28  Ullswater Road, Urmston, Manchester 0.384
29  Sutton Lane, Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire 0.384
30  Langside Gardens, West Calder, West Lothian  0.384
31  Pinfold Close, Cockermouth, Cumbria 0.386
32  Mithras Gardens, Wavendon Gate, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire 0.388
33  Broadwaters Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk  0.396
34  Riverbank, Dunmurry, Belfast, County Antrim 0.399
35  Church Street, Hayfield, Derbyshire 0.411
36  Warren Field, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, West Midlands 0.421
37  Woodland Grove, Beeston, Nottinghamshire 0.422
38  Sokeman Close, Greenleys, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire 0.426
39  Mount Pleasant, Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire 0.430
40  Elmsdale Road, Hartshorne, Derbyshire 0.431
41  Yew Tree Avenue, Pemberton, Manchester, Wigan 0.432
42  Fairwinds Place, Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire 0.435
43  Pollards Moor Road, Copythorne, Southampton, Hampshire 0.440
44  Tern Way, Wirral, Merseyside 0.440
45  Glamorgan Road, Hartlepool, Cleveland 0.441
46  Darren Road, Berry Hill, Coleford, Gloucestershire 0.443
47  Adrian Avenue, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire 0.445
48  North Road, Lakenheath, Brandon, Suffolk 0.445
49  Chadwell Avenue, Southampton,  0.451
50  Bloomsfield, Burwell, Cambridge 0.454