Stamford Bridge and Sutton Upon Derwent lead the way with fastest broadband connections

Stamford Bridge and Sutton Upon Derwent have the fastest broadband services in the East Riding, according to new figures.

Tuesday, 9th June 2020, 10:00 am
Average download speeds are excellent in Stamford Bridge. Photo: PA Images

The House of Commons Library has produced estimates of average download speeds for individual areas within each parliamentary constituency across the UK.

The average download speed in Stamford Bridge and Sutton Upon Derwent was 45.5 megabits per second in May 2019, when the data was recorded. Despite being the speediest, this was still below the UK average of 60.9.

At the other end of the scale, the area of Bridlington East and Flamborough saw an average speed of 33.5.

The figures reflect speeds received rather than those available, as some people may have access to faster connections than the ones they pay for.

Earlier this year, the Government announced a £5 billion investment to roll out faster broadband to the hardest-to-reach areas across the nation.

But Andrew Ferguson, editor of Think Broadband, said some people could wait until 2025 to see the improvements.

He added: “With the pandemic highlighting how key broadband is for a functioning society, the need to address those worst off broadband-wise has never been clearer.”

In Stamford Bridge and Sutton Upon Derwent, 95% of premises were capable of receiving superfast download speeds in January, whether or not they were using such a service.

Meanwhile, virtually all premises were able to receive 10 Mbps download speeds or 1 Mbps for uploads, which Ofcom deems the minimum requirement for “decent broadband”.

An Ofcom spokesman said: “More than nine in 10 UK households can now get superfast broadband, but some areas still struggle for a decent connection.

“Since March, anyone who is unable to get a decent broadband service has the legal right to request one.”