People in Powys often bemoan the quality of the county's broadband – and now it has been proven that we really do have the slowest web connections.

Two areas – one in Llanbrynmair, and one in Aberhosan – have been found to have the slowest broadband download speeds in Wales, according to Uswitch.

Pennant near Llanbrynmair has a measly average download speed of 0.86 Mbps, while Aberhosan averages a slightly superior 2.15.

Pennant's speed is 252 times slower than Mary Street in Trethomas, Caerphilly, which boasts average speeds of 216.64Mbps.

The figures come from analysis of 398,973 consumer speed tests collated by, the comparison and switching service.

But the UK’s slowest broadband speed is actually found in England – 0.12Mbps in Queens Road, Weybridge in Surrey.

However, the company also said that there were faster superfast or ultrafast broadband services accessible which people in slower areas could use to boost their speeds.

Ernest Doku, broadband expert at, says: “With millions of us working from home and watching more streaming TV at the moment, a good broadband connection is more important than ever.

“One of the biggest obstacles stopping people from getting faster downloads speeds is the lack of awareness regarding superfast and ultrafast broadband.

“For example, some people on the UK’s fastest street, Dale Lane, enjoy speeds above 900Mbps, while others only get 5.5Mbps.

“And of the ten slowest streets, seven could have access to faster broadband, so we urge residents there — and anyone else unhappy with their broadband speeds — to do a quick check online to see what speeds they could be getting.”