uSwitch Study Reveals UK’s Worst Broadband Blackspots

A new study has revealed that Cranbrook in Kent is the worst broadband blackspot in the UK’s entire broadband setup.

Cranbrook is a small town in the South Eastern part of England with a population of over 7,000. According to a recent study made by uSwitch - a price comparison website, at 1.32 Mbps the average broadband download speed in the town is somewhat five times worse than that in the rest of the country.

A couple of other broadband blackspots in the country named by the uSwitch report were the mid-Wales village of Tregaron in Ceredigion with an average speed of 1.48 Mbps, and Lavant in Sussex with 1.65 Mbps connectivity.

The report also shed light into the fact that the South East province of England is the place with some of the really worst broadband blackspots in the country.

The counties of Sussex and Kent alone are the homes to 6 of the top-twenty towns and villages with slowest broadband connectivity speed. Apart from Cranbrook, Ashford and Dover in Kent also found their places in the top-20, whereas Pulborough, Levant and Hastings were the three Sussex towns to be featured in the list.

This ought to change soon as recently the UK government has announced a £362 Million funding to boost broadband services in the UK to super fast speeds.