A new report from Ofcom has revealed that over a quarter of homes in the UK do not have fast enough broadband.
According to the watchdog, the minimum speed for families to cope with typical needs is 10Mbps. Over 26% are on a speed lower than this.
Just over 13% of the UK’s 28 million households have a broadband speed that is lower than 5Mbps, according to Uswitch.
The price comparison site found that the UK’s fasted broadband can be found on Abdon Avenue in Birmingham, whilst the slowest internet is on Greenmeadows Park in Bamfurlong, Gloucestershire.
Dani Warner, a broadband expert at uSwitch, said: “This research lays bare the extent of the UK’s digital divide. Streets that are relatively close geographically can be light years apart when it comes to the download speeds they are getting.”
“Awareness continues to be the biggest hurdle to people getting faster download speeds. On more than a third of the slowest streets people have no need to be crawling along on completely unusable internet services,” added Warner.
Jeremy Chelot, who is the chief executive of internet service provider Community Fibre, said: “As this research shows, basic internet access is simply no longer enough. As the majority of the connections in the UK are copper-based, it is evident that the UK is not fully prepared for the digital future.”