As part of Which?’s Fix Bad Broadband campaign, the consumer group is visiting Brecon and Radnorshire on Tuesday 27 June to kick off a series of roadshow events across the UK.
- As part of the campaign, Which? will expose the actual broadband speed people are getting across the country and build up a real picture of service in the UK. This data will be shared with the Government, regulators and broadband companies to help them improve people’s connections.
- Which? found that people testing their broadband in Brecon and Radnorshire achieved an average download speed of 10.1mb/s, which is much slower than Ofcom’s estimated national average of 36.2mb/s.
- A quarter of the speed tests recorded in this area were just 2.6mb/s or slower, yet the Government’s recommend minimum download speed is 10mb/s.
- Which? is visiting Brecon and Radnorshire to give people free face-to-face advice on how they can improve their broadband service and showcase the free Which? speed checker to help people find out their actual broadband speed at home and complain to their provider if they’re not getting the speed they were promised.
Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Products and Services, said:
“We know that the broadband service many people experience across the UK can vary wildly depending on where they live. Our team will be on hand in Brecon and Radnorshire to show people how they use our free speed check and help us in our campaign to fix bad broadband.
· 9.00-11.30, Talybont Outdoor Centre, Talybont-on-usk, Powys LD3 7YP
· 12.00-15.00, Theatr Brycheiniog Canal Wharf, Brecon LD3 7EW
· 16.00-18.00, Knighton Community Centre, Bowling Green Ln, Knighton LD7 1DJ
“We want to expose the real broadband speeds that people are getting across the country and help improve people’s connections.”
Slow broadband speed hinders business development and competitiveness as well as social interaction in rural areas which depend on communication links when transport is poor. Increasingly on-line public and private services thereby disadvantage parts of rural Wales and residents are excluded through no fault of their own.