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New statistics suggest that broadband customers receive in Edinburgh the fastest speeds in the country on average.

Advisory service thinkbroadband.com notes that in a breakdown of speed tests carried out by users of the site, the Scottish capital comes out in front with an average speed of 4,413 Kbps, while Greater London takes second place with 4,369 Kbps.

Although Scotland as a whole receives 2,876 Kbps on average, Edinburgh residents are able to achieve speeds around one-and-a-half times that.

Cambridgeshire and Worcestershire fared less well in the city/county list compiled by the group, each receiving 2,766 and 2,799 respectively.

The group explains that discrepancies in speeds between London and Wales for example, arise not just from average distance from exchanges, but also a lack of services offering more than 8 Mbps.

Commenting on the difference between the two regions, the site notes: "It is easy to see that differences in average speed are not just from a handful of people with 20Mbps connections but reflect the much wider availability of high speed options."

The news follows a recent BBC survey which found that Wales and Northern Ireland received the slowest broadband speeds on average.

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