BBC reports on state of Broadband in the UK

Today the BBC picked up a report on the state of the UK Broadband.

It’s not pretty reading for many people.

Along with a picture of a snail the report says One in eight homes had download speeds below 5Mbps!

A village street in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire, has been named as the slowest for broadband internet, according to an annual survey.

The study said homes on Greenmeadows Park averaged just 0.14 megabits per second (Mbps).

The fastest spot, by contrast, is said to offer speeds that are nearly 1,900 times faster.

It was named as Abdon Avenue in Birmingham, where the average speed was recorded as being 265.89Mbps. – Still slow in B4SH terms.

For the sake of comparison, those figures suggest it would take users five minutes 42 seconds to download all five episodes of Sir David Attenborough’s Dynasties series in high definition in Abdon Avenue, but more than seven days in Greenmeadows Park and less that 2 minutes in Albury.

You can check your Broadband speed on many sites. We tested our connection with Thinkbroadband.com and while still in beta testing received 0ver 900 Mbps.

b4sh test speed

We plan to go live soon and bring this speed up to 1,000 Mbps.

Watch this space.

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