Milton Keynes named UK's slowest broadband town

07/04/2011

Milton Keynes offers the slowest average broadband speeds in the UK, according to a new report.

Comparison site Top10.com's recent research showed that internet users in the area have to endure average 3G speeds of just 1.73Mbps.

This is around 45 per cent slower than the national average of the UK's 3G hotspot towns and cites, the organisation claimed.

'The 3G landscape is not much better for smartphone users in the Midlands city of Leicester and the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Both have large populations and both suffer from 3G mobile broadband speeds slower than the national average of 2.62Mbps.'

According to the webiste, at 1.73Mbps, it would take up to ten seconds to load a webpage on a smartphone, 60 minutes to start watching a streamed movie and more than two minutes to download an app.

'Top10.com has analysed thousands of 3G speed tests carried out by smartphone users, via our innovative 3G mobile broadband speed test tool. The results reveal a significant variation in mobile broadband download speeds across the UK's major towns and cities,' the site added.