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The UK's slowest broadband-connected street has been identified – Railway Hill in Canterbury, Kent.

According to research conducted by Top10.com, residents on the road are currently able to download at an average rate of just 0.13Mb.

This means it would take a broadband deal subscriber around 48 hours to download a film.

Railway Hill edged out Tewkesbury Road in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex – where the average speed is just 0.14Mb - for the unenviable honour.

The average UK broadband connection is capable of downloading at a rate of 6.21Mb, almost 50 times faster than the slowest speeds.

Alex Buttle, Director of Top10.com, noted that the speeds achievable in Railway Hill are "only marginally faster than dial-up".

Last week, Sundridge Parish Councillor Michael Stokes told the Sevenoaks Chronicle that the Kent town was in desperate need of a broadband upgrade.

He described the areas as being the "broadband Bermuda Triangle".

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