A STREET in Corringham has been found to have the slowest broadband speed in the UK.

A poll by online comparison site uSwitch.com found that Wheatley Road had an average download speed of 0.60 mebabytes per second, 30 times slower than the UK average and a whopping 96 times slower than Loundes Road in Unstone, Derbyshire, which was found to have the quickest.

Marie-Louise Abretti, a broadband expert at uSwitch.com, who have drawn up a report of their findings, said: "There are still areas in the UK which experience broadband speeds so slow the service is negligible. At the same time, superfast broadband connections are becoming more widely available but - as our research suggests - these are clearly not being utilised."

According to the report, those living in Wheatley Road would have to wait more than 15 hours to download an HD-quality movie, while those on Loundes Road could download the same movie in less than 10 minutes.

Ms Abretti said: "More needs to be done to increase awareness of availability and cost. Superfast broadband isn't as expensive as some users might think."

Southend Standard: Wheatley Road

Wheatley Road - the street with the slowest broadband in the UK