Milton Keynes' broadband speed one of the most improved in the country, according to new research

Milton Keynes' broadband speed has seen some of the 'biggest improvements' in the country, according to new research.
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Uswitch, a UK-based price comparison service, recently released data exploring which regions have seen the biggest changes to their broadband speed—and it was good news for Milton Keynes residents.

Seeing the biggest improvement in broadband speed, with an increase of 77.8% between 2019 and 2020, was Aberdeen. Second was Darlington with an increase of 65.7%, and third was Milton Keynes with 61.4% followed by Grimsby (45.1%) and Middlesborough (41.6%), according to Uswitch.

Not all regions have been as lucky as MK, with some even seeing a decrease in speed between 2019 and 2020. The biggest decrease in speed came in Hartlepool at -19.3%, followed by St Helens (-13.8%), Blackburn (-12.3%), Stevenage (-10.8%) and Crawley (-10.7%).

Many people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemicMany people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic
Many people are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic

Broadband Expert Nick Baker said: “It’s great to see such huge increases in broadband speeds in certain areas of the UK. What isn’t quite as encouraging, however, is that a worrying number of regions have actually seen decreases in what their provider is offering them.

"With more people forced to work from home, a reliable connection is more important than ever, and we'd hope to see even more regions being offered a faster, more efficient broadband service.”

To view more information on the regions in most need of broadband improvements, visit https://www.uswitch.com/broadband/broadband-issues.

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