This tiny lane in Suffolk has the worst broadband in the whole of the UK

With an average download speed of a measly 0.68Mbps, Thorpe Lane in Trimley St Martin, Suffolk, has been found to have the slowest broadband in the UK. 

This tiny lane in Suffolk has the worst broadband in the whole of the UK

It’s so slow, in fact, that this average speed is 260 times slower than the UK’s fastest location, identified as Benford Avenue, Motherwell. Homes on this North Lanarkshire street see average speeds peak at around 177.01Mbps. The UK average is 36.2Mbps, according to

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At Thorpe Lane’s appalling speeds, a two-hour HD film would take more than 21 hours to download, while the same film would be ready in just five minutes on Benford Avenue.

Four of the UK’s fastest broadband streets can be found in London, while Glasgow has two of the UK’s speediest streets. Another is located in the Greater Manchester area. Additionally, Motherwell has a second speedy street in the top 10. 

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In addition to Thorpe Lane, Creeting Lane in Creeting St Peter, also in Suffolk, sits towards the bottom end of the table. The speeds are so slow, you could drive the 30 minutes from Thorpe Lane to Creeting Lane more than 17 times in the same time it took to download an episode of Stranger Things at the former.

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 According to uSwitch’s research, which it claims is based on more than one million ‘real world’ speed tests run by broadband users over the last year, one in five broadband users struggle with speeds of less than 10Mbps, while nearly one in ten crawl along at less than 5Mbps. And despite the fact fibre broadband should be available to 95% of UK households by the end of 2017, only 57% of Brits believe they can access it in their local area.

It’s not all bad news, though. The report shows that the number of broadband users enjoying faster speeds is growing and almost four in ten now get average speeds of 30+Mbps, up from 22% two years ago. 

The UK’s slowest broadband speeds

RankStreet name and locationAverage download speed (Mbps)
1Thorpe Lane, Trimley St Martin, Felixstowe, Suffolk0.679
2Cawcliff Lane, Wilton, Pickering, North Yorkshire0.711
3Old Road, Maisemore, Gloucester, Gloucestershire0.843
4Creeting Lane, Creeting St Peter, Ipswich, Suffolk0.857
5Opies Terrace, Four Lanes, Redruth, Cornwall0.867
6Hatton Green, Warwick, Warwickshire0.879
7Saltney Gate, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincolnshire0.886
8Rimini Road, Andover, Hampshire0.895
9Ashdown Drive, Chorley, Lancashire0.944
10Oldfort Road, Omagh, County Tyrone0.974
11Goudhurst Court, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire0.986
12Thirlmere Drive, Essington, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire0.990
13Nuthurst Street, Nuthurst, Horsham, West Sussex1.003
14Noak Hill Road, Billericay, Essex1.007
15The Gardens, Compton, Paignton, Devon1.015
16Sixteen Foot Bank, Stonea, March, Cambridgeshire1.026
17Kirkthorpe Lane, Heath, Wakefield, West Yorkshire 1.028
18Craigflower Road, Glasgow1.028
19Pentland Way, Grangemouth, Stirlingshire1.038
20Thomas Penson Road, Gobowen, Oswestry, Shropshire1.049
21Willow Corner, Bayford, Hertford, Hertfordshire1.054
22Primrose Way, Minster on Sea, Sheerness, Kent1.116
23Bankhead, Milnathort, Kinross, Perth and Kinross1.122
24Slade Lane, Homer, Much Wenlock, Shropshire1.141
25Three Sisters Lane, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire1.146
26Church Lane, Kirkby-la-Thorpe, Sleaford, Lincolnshire1.147
27Shakespeare Avenue, Rayleigh, Essex1.154
28Glan-y-Nant, Fochriw, Bargoed, Gwent1.182
29Willow Close, Brinsworth, Rotherham, South Yorkshire1.207
30Wye Road, Boughton Lees, Ashford, Kent1.209

The UK’s fastest broadband speeds

RankStreet name and locationAverage download speed (Mbps)
1Benford Avenue, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire177.009
2Sheskin Gardens, Londonderry, County Londonderry158.497
3Crosswood Road, Swindon, Wiltshire158.355
4Astill Lodge Road, Leicester, Leicestershire155.856
5Olive Hill Road, Halesowen, West Midlands152.093
6Bonny Grove, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire151.057
7Red Willow, Harlow, Essex143.700
8Arden Oak Road, Birmingham, West Midlands142.576
9Airbles Crescent, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire141.344
10Dearden Street, Little Lever, Bolton, Greater Manchester139.524
11Holmrook Road, Carlisle, Cumbria138.353
12Ullswater Drive, Wetherby, West Yorkshire137.424
13Chestnut Drive, Pinner, Greater London134.030
14Kingsdyke Avenue, Glasgow132.797
15Oaklands Grove, Waterlooville, Hampshire132.449
16Chatham Road, Kingston upon Thames, Greater London131.076
17Wordsworth Drive, Rotherham, South Yorkshire130.281
18Claybridge Road, London, Greater London129.757
19Simshill Road, Glasgow129.386
20Fairmead Mews, Lower Burraton, Saltash, Cornwall 129.322
21Baxter Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex129.115
22Acer Close, Lincoln, Lincolnshire128.933
23Larch Avenue, Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside128.472
24Inmans Road, Hull, East Yorkshire128.290
25Hempstead Road, Gillingham, Kent 128.248
26Beechfield Road, Smethwick, West Midlands127.686
27Bodmin Avenue, Slough, Berkshire127.270
28Taeping Street, London, Greater London126.510
29The Rake, Wirral, Merseyside 126.461
30Mauchline Court, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire125.773


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