Slow broadband? You are not alone

The August issue of the Which? consumer magazine has a short piece on broadband speeds.

The government has set the recommended minimum level for downloads at 10Mbps. Not surprisingly, the slowest areas are the Orkneys and Shetlands, scoring a measly 6.3 and 8.4 Mbps respectively, while at the other end of the scale, residents of Tamworth enjoy an average of 30.4 Mbps. In between there are twelve areas with an average speed lower than the government’s recommended level, including Ryedale.  Yes, it’s official, if you feel your broadband connection is wading through treacle, it is!

That said, I’ve just run the Which? test and recorded a download speed of 40.6, and  suspect that poor provision to the rural areas of Ryedale is bringing our average down.  Anyone else like to contribute their experience?

If you’re not satisfied with your speed, Which? offers some helpful advice on what can be done to improve it. Go to to run your test.



One Response to Slow broadband? You are not alone

  1. Rosemary Pearman July 23, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

    Do you have any records, concerning the polio outbreak, from the mid-late 1950s and the hospital, that was setup in Kirbymoorside and also the broadcast of the BBC’s Children’s Hour, radio show, which Violet Carson, was a cast member, as my mum, Brenda Bakes (nee Ellarby), who is, 79, was a patient at that time and said that, when they asked, if anyone could sing, one of the girls, said that my mum could and so she was asked sit on Violet Carson’s knee and sing, whilst she played the piano.

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