These so called, “notspots”, aren’t merely confined to rural communities but extend to streets in major towns.
The limiting affect of a bad broadband connection on a user’s internet experience is marked. Those people in poor connection areas can’t view certain webpages or use certain web tools such as Flickr, Facebook and iPlayer.
Samknows.com have compiled this handy map so you can see roughly what speed you’re getting in your neck of the woods.
Stroud appears to have a reasonable connection speed of 16Mps, which seems a tad pointless being that nobody in Gloucestershire owns a computer – I’m kidding they have computers, but they all use dial-up. Broadband is banned in Gloucestershire – they think its witchcraft.
The UK’s average connection speed of around 5Mps is a full 15Mps slower than world-leader Singapore, who enjoy blistering 20Mps internet, but even that is still a full 20Mps slower than the fastest domestic connection in the world which belongs to Sigbritt Löthberg, a 78-year-old from Karlstad, Sweden. But apparently all she uses it for is to go on garfieldminusgarfield.net. Bless her.