Fife's best and slowest broadband locations revealed in new research

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The fastest and slowest broadband speeds across the Kingdom have been revealed.

And for those struggling to connect digitally, the bad news their frustrations will continue in 2021.

Across the local authority, broadband speeds range from a superfast 388.1 megabits (Mbps) per second to a snail-paced 0.1 Mbps, according to data from

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It means families using Zoom, Skype or Facebook to speak to relatives and friends could be faced with annoying freezes, cut-outs and sound delays.

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Meanwhile, those downloading Christmas movie classics could be left waiting up to 120 hours, compared to just one minute 20 seconds in neighbourhoods with the fastest speeds.

The average broadband speeds were collected in postcode areas with more than 50 addresses through at least one test in the 12 months up to October this year. In total, nearly 400,000 tests were done.

In Fife the postcodes with the slowest speeds were:

KY50BX, in Lochgelly, Cardenden and Benarty, with an average speed of 0.1Mbps

KY40ED, in Cowdenbeath, average 0.4Mbps

KY120JA, in Dunfermline North, average 0.5Mbps

The postcodes with the fastest speeds were:

KY49BY, in Cowdenbeath, average 388.1Mbps

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KY119XL, in Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, average 290.8Mbps

KY62RF, in Glenrothes West and Kinglassie, average 247.6Mbps

Ernest Doku, broadband expert at, said: “It’s great that more of us are enjoying ultrafast broadband, but we don’t want to see large swathes of the country left behind on shoddy connections that aren’t suitable for modern life.”

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