Britain has a postcode lottery when it comes to broadband speeds
There are dramatic variations in the speed of broadband within Britain's cities, thanks to some lousy postcode lottery. For example, some people in Birmingham will have a connection that is 89% slower than someone who lives in a different part of the city.
And that's rubbish.
In London, things are the same, with people who live in EC2Y found to have connections as slow as 5.3Mbps, while those a few stops away in SE7 have a mighty 22.46Mbps.
These findings are the result of uSwitch.com and Marie-Louise Abretti, telecoms expert at the company, said: "Despite the Government's intense focus on super-fast speeds, this data reveals massive inconsistencies, with speeds fluctuating dramatically between areas located just a few miles apart."
"Although a recent Ofcom report revealed that the UK's average broadband speed has increased by a third in the last year, our data suggests that this isn't the whole picture."
Of course, you might be labouring with a slow connection because you have a crappy router or you might need to plug your computer into the router to get an increase in download speeds, or indeed, you might need to seek out a new provider.
It all that doesn't work, you're suffering at the hands of a postcode lottery, which means you'll have to move house. If you want to see how you fare, compared to your neighbours, click here.