National survey released reveals Stevenage’s broadband speed

RESULTS of a national broadband speed survey have revealed that a Bedfordshire town has out-paced its Hertfordshire rival.

The survey, carried out by, saw Stevenage record an average broadband speed of 5.82Mb, compared to Luton’s 6.21Mb average.

Nationally, the bragging rights go to East Central London with the fastest average speed of 9.06Mb, while the Welsh sea-side town of Llandudno was bottom of the table with 3.21Mb.

In terms of the fastest broadband provider, Virgin Media came top with an average speed of 11.32Mb.

To ensure accuracy, over 250,000 speed tests were carried out between April and June 2010, to calculate data for all UK postcodes.

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Alex Buttle, from, said: “Our speed test data shows just how much broadband speeds vary depending where you live.

“Broadband speed depends on a variety of factors, including distance from nearest telephone, time of day and even the quality of your home’s wiring.”

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