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 www.which.co.uk/speedchecker to run your test.