Slow Broadband in Essex: Finding Reliable Providers

June 22nd, 2021
Slow Broadband in Essex: Finding Reliable Providers

·         Molescroft near Kingston upon Hull has the fastest broadband in the UK, leading the TOP 10

·         Free Price Compare’s postcode checker finds best speeds and packages available nationwide

·         Advice offered to homeowners needing to get the most out of their current deal

Slow broadband can be infuriating, especially as a large proportion of the nation is working from home more than ever before.

Regionally in the UK, the fastest average broadband speeds can be found in Molescroft near Kingston upon Hull, with 97.9% of households receiving over 30 Mbps* in this part of Yorkshire and the Humber. Whereas in parts of Braintree in Essex, 47.7% of households have been found to have broadband speeds that are under 10 Mbps*.

With the UK average at 80.2 Mbps, it is important for consumers – particularly living in areas such as Braintree – to be savvy and do their research before selecting and switching broadband providers, checking which suppliers can offer the best in their area. To help with this, Free Price Compare has an easy-to-use postcode checker, which allows homeowners to instantly find the most suitable broadband speeds and packages available to them: click here.

Free Price Compare, the UK’s comparison website that compares more suppliers than any other site, has also been analysing the TOP 10 best and worst areas nationwide for broadband speeds*, to provide customers with the latest information.

However, even if tied to an existing contract and based in one of the worst areas in the UK for average broadband speeds, it is not all bad news as there are ways for consumers to make sure they are getting the most from their current provider and broadband package, go to 5 ways to improve broadband speed in your home to find out more.

Director at Free Price Compare, Shailesh Ramani, said, “It can be difficult to know what broadband provider is the best in your area, and which broadband package will ultimately give you what you need – which is why we encourage our customers to use the postcode checker on Free Price Compare, to find out what will work best for them, wherever they are located in the UK.

“Broadband speeds can really vary depending on a number of factors, but where you live has a real impact. So, it is important to look at what can be offered in your area by all the different suppliers. As many of us are still working from home and joining a lot more virtual meetings than we did pre-Covid, broadband speeds are becoming a much bigger priority in our everyday home lives.”

During the last year – amid the COVID-19 pandemic – July 2020 has been the busiest month for homeowners switching broadband provider, via the Free Price Compare website, with this surge being as a result of more consumers reviewing their broadband packages. The highest percentage of switches came from London homeowners, with Virgin Media proving the most popular provider.

To find out more about how to switch broadband provider, in order to secure the best package, go to

Latest statistics from OfcomUK home broadband performance, measurement period November 2020 – Ofcom

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