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Residents living in Railway Hill, Barham – recently named the UK's slowest street for broadband – do have the option of upgrading their connections, it has been claimed.

According to local network operator VFast Internet, households living in the Canterbury street are able to sign up for receive wireless broadband services offering download speeds of up to 25Mb.

Earlier this month, research conducted by indicated that ADSL broadband deal subscribers living in Railway Hill currently access average download speeds of just 0.13Mb.

And while VFast conceded this may be the case for fixed-line broadband customers, it explained that Wi-Fi offers the majority of residents speeds in excess of 10Mb.

Rebecca Brown, Managing Director at the internet service provider, explained that its wireless broadband subscribers had not been included in the speed testing for Railway Hill.

"Whilst we are aware that clients using ADSL services have to suffer very slow speeds, this is in no way reflective of the services VFast are currently providing," she stated.

"With speeds of over 10Mb available to the majority of clients, and in some cases over 20Mpbs, we know that this is far from the slowest street in the UK – if anything, in rural terms, it is probably one of the fastest."

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