The highest average broadband speed in the UK is available in Bradford, with the Yorkshire city being the only UK city to make it in to the top 100 cities around the world for average broadband speeds.
The results of the forth quarter results compiled by Akamai were released yesterday and it had Bradford sneaking itself into 99th place with an average broadband speed of 6.2Mb.
Of the 100 cities in the table, there was only 24 which were not in South Korea (South Korea had 16 in the top 100) or Japan (Japan had 60 int he top 100) with South Korea dominating the top of the list with the top 11 places and also having 15 of the top 20 fastest average broadband speed cities in the world.
The South Korean city of Taegu topped the list with an average broadband speed of 18.36Mb.
The director of market intelligence at Akamai, David Belson, told V3.co.uk:
“Sometimes a city can jump up if there’s an aggregation point in the area where networks meet, but that doesn’t appear to be the case in Bradford so it seems reasonable to conclude that it’s just that the broadband there is particularly good.”
He also told them that cities such as Southamption, Luton and Oldham were all not too far off the top 100 list but London was way down in around 400th position with an average broadband speed of just 3.5Mb.
Average broadband speeds in the UK are likely to continue to rise as BT rolls out it’s fibre optic broadband network (BT Infinity) across the UK and aims to cover around 66% of the UK by 2015.
In terms of the countries ranking, the UK rose one place to 26th showing that there is still plenty of room for improvement.
Users can test what speed their own broadband runs at by running a broadband speed test.