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Worst broadband blackspot in the UK exposed: And the winning town is...

Hint: If you're in Kent, it could be you...

Hint: If you're in Kent, it could be you...

The worst broadband blackspot in the UK has been revealed to be Cranbrook in Kent.

UK broadband map

One-fifth of the UK's broadband lines have speeds under 2MbpsImage: Ofcom/Google/Tele Atlas

The town in the South East of England notched up an average broadband download speed over five times worse than the rest of the UK at 1.32Mbps, according to research from price comparison site uSwitch.

Other broadband blackspots uncovered in the UK included the mid-Wales village of Tregaron in Ceredigion, where speeds average 1.48Mbps and Lavant in Sussex, where downlinks are around 1.65Mbps.

Perhaps surprisingly, the research found that the South East of England is home to some of the worst broadband blacskspots in the country – the counties of Kent and Sussex between them host six of the country's top 20 slowest-speed towns and villages: Ashford, Cranbrook and Dover in Kent, and Hastings, Lavant and Pulborough in Sussex.

Both areas could be set for a speed boost however: government recently allocated £295m to fund fibre rollouts across England, with Kent landing £9.8m and Sussex £16.9m respectively.

The UK's average broadband speed is 7.5Mbps, according to research published by telecoms regulator Ofcom earlier this year.