Average UK broadband speed slower than most of Europe, report finds

Britain is behind European countries including Germany, Spain and Sweden, while Singapore has best service

Britain is a broadband laggard with an average speed ranking it 31st in the world trailing most of Europe, Thailand and New Zealand.

A new report has found that across the UK the average broadband download speed is 16.5Mbps, at which it takes about an hour to download a lengthy Hollywood film such as Lord of the Rings or an entire TV box set.

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