Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Everyone was wondering if other people’s internet speeds might be as slow as yours, or have you never thought about it because of your lightning fast broadband?

Well data from the Consumer Data Research Center (CDRC) has mapped some of the best and worst broadband speeds in the country.

Some interesting trends have been revealed, such as the emergence of an ultra-fast broadband high-speed hotspot in rural Lancashire, near Kendal in the Lake District, as a locally-driven high-speed rural area begins to roll out.

In the central parts of London, there is a break around King’s Cross – the previous year’s fastest postcode – which is almost certainly not due to a general drop in available speed, but in fact because housing connections have come online.

Now, in south east London, we have taken a look at the fastest and slowest broadband speeds in the region.

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Rotherhithe, south-east of London, throws up a unique mix of broadband speeds that simultaneously rise and fall, and has the worst speeds (across the most significant area) in the region.

A traditionally very poorly connected area, both in terms of transport but also digital connectivity, Rotherhithe has experienced dramatic speed improvements across many areas, but also large declines in the newest area – again possibly due to an increased residential component in the mix.

The best (average broadband download speed of 60mbit / s and above)

  • Eden Park – 79mbit / s
  • Barnehurst – 74
  • Blackheath – 73
  • Downham – 72
  • Lesnes Abbey / Abbey Road (72)
  • Upper Elmers End – 71
  • Belvedere Road – 71
  • Shortlands – 70
  • Welling – 66
  • Charlton – 66
  • New Eltham – 66
  • Heather Green – 64
  • Mottingham – 64
  • Southmere Lake – 61

The worst (average broadband download speed of 20mbit / s and below)

  • Greenwich Peninsula – 21 to 8.1 Mbit / s +
  • Blackfen – 21
  • Side cup – 20 to 14
  • Falconwood – 17
  • Woolwich (center) – 17
  • Brockley – 7.6
  • North Cray – 6
  • Rotherhithe – 5
  • Thamesmead (center) – 4.3
  • West Thamesmead / Thamesmead Ecology Study Area – 2.3

You can explore the map in more detail locally here.

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