Do you live in one of the worst areas for superfast broadband?

The British Infrastructure Group (BIG) has just published a report into the failings of Britain’s broadband provision. It contains data on broadband availability by parliamentary constituency, which highlights the ‘postcode lottery’ nature of broadband speeds in the UK.

In 71 out of the UK’s 650 constituencies, more than half of connections cannot access superfast broadband (speeds of 10Mbit/s and above). These are:

  • Na h-Eileanan an Iar (100%)
  • Argyll and Bute (86%)
  • Ross, Skye and Lochaber (78%)
  • Carmarthen East and Dinefwr (73%)
  • Orkney and Shetland (71%)
  • Montgomeryshire (69%)
  • Ceredigion (68%)
  • North Herefordshire (68%)
  • Pembrokeshire (66%)
  • Tweeddale (62%)
  • Kingston upon Hull East (62%)
  • Brecon and Radnorshire (61%)
  • Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross (60%)
  • Dwyfor Meirionnydd (60%)
  • Penrith and The Border (60%)
  • Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney (59%)
  • Monmouth (58%)
  • Bridgwater and West Somerset (57%)
  • Derbyshire Dales (57%)
  • Preseli Pembrokeshire (57%)
  • Torridge and West Devon (57%)
  • West Worcestershire (57%)
  • Carlisle (56%)
  • Central Devon (56%)
  • Hereford and South Herefordshire (56%)
  • Strathspey (56%)
  • South Norfolk (56%)
  • Aberconwy (55%)
  • Banff and Buchan (55%)
  • Copeland (55%)
  • Forest of Dean (55%)
  • Westmorland and Lonsdale (55%)
  • Midlothian (54%)
  • Stroud (54%)
  • Islwyn (53%)
  • North East Derbyshire (53%)
  • North Norfolk (53%)
  • Stirling (53%)
  • The Cotswolds (53%)
  • Buckingham (52%)
  • Burton (52%)
  • Llanelli (52%)
  • Ludlow (52%)
  • North Shropshire (52%)
  • Sheffield South East (52%)
  • Shrewsbury and Atcham (52%)
  • Somerton and Frome (52%)
  • Taunton Deane (52%)
  • West Dorset (52%)
  • Bassetlaw (51%)
  • Clwyd South (51%)
  • Clwyd West (51%)
  • Delyn (51%)
  • Dumfries and Galloway (51%)
  • Dunfermline and West Fife (51%)
  • Kilmarnock and Loudoun (51%)
  • Mid Worcestershire (51%)
  • North East Fife (51%)
  • North West Norfolk (51%)
  • Torfaen (51%)
  • Wentworth and Dearne (51%)
  • West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine (51%)
  • Wrexham (51%)
  • Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk (50%)
  • Central Suffolk and North Ipswich (50%)
  • Devizes (50%)
  • Gordon (50%)
  • Penistone and Stocksbridge (50%)
  • Romsey and Southampton North (50%)
  • Stone (50%)
  • Tiverton and Honiton (50%)

Furthermore, there are 19 constituencies in which more than 10% of connections are not capable of accessing speeds of above 2Mbit/s. For full details, read the report.

Photo credit: Highfield, Kingston upon Hull (Bernard Sharp) / CC BY-SA 2.0

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