Fife's best and slowest broadband locations revealed in new research
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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 Uswitch.com.
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
KY119XL, in Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, average 290.8Mbps
KY62RF, in Glenrothes West and Kinglassie, average 247.6Mbps
Ernest Doku, broadband expert at Uswitch.com, 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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