Boston street is one of slowest in country for broadband speeds, claims survey

Boston has one of worst ten streets in country for Broadband speedsBoston has one of worst ten streets in country for Broadband speeds
Boston has one of worst ten streets in country for Broadband speeds
A Boston street has been named as having one of the slowest broadband speeds in the UK in a new survey.

Fishtoft Drive, in Frithville, has an average download speed of 0.66Mbps, putting it at number nine in the new survey by u-Switch.

That compares to the highest average speed in Appleton, Cheshire of 639.67Mbps, the survey shows.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The firm, which is a price comparison site for broadband as well as energy and phone services, says the survey highlights lack of awareness people have of speeds available now.

Ernest Doku, broadband expert at, says: “The digital divide that runs through Britain has grown dramatically in the last year, with the fastest street’s broadband more than 5,000 times quicker than the slowest.”

The slowest street, with an average download speed of 0.12Mbps, was Queens Road, Weybridge in Surrey.

The company analysed and collated 398,973 consumer in completing the survey.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“It’s interesting to see that the North claims the fastest street this year, while the slowest street is in the South East, showing that the speed of your connection has nothing to do with where you live,” Mr Doku went on.

“It’s great that more of us are enjoying ultrafast broadband, but we don’t want to see large swathes of the country left behind on shoddy connections that aren’t suitable for modern life.

“With millions of us working from home and watching more streaming TV at the moment, a good broadband connection is more important than ever.

“One of the biggest obstacles stopping people from getting faster downloads speeds is the lack of awareness regarding superfast and ultrafast broadband.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“For example, some people on the UK’s fastest street, Dale Lane, enjoy speeds above 900Mbps, while others only get 5.5Mbps.

“And of the ten slowest streets, seven could have access to faster broadband, so we urge residents there — and anyone else unhappy with their broadband speeds — to do a quick check online to see what speeds they could be getting.”

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.