GM Broadband Speeds Stuck in the Bus Lane

Greater Manchester broadband speeds still stuck at traffic lights

The state of Manchester's broadband speeds, expressed as a traffic jam on Chester Road junction.
Nowhere Fast: The state of Greater Manchester’s broadband speeds could be pretty similar to the state of our city’s roads, as seen on a congested Chester Road junction. Image by Anthony O’Neil, 2015 (Creative Commons License – Some Rights Reserved).

The Northern Powerhouse, whether you think of it as a meaningful attempt to invest in Northern England or a throwaway gimmick, seems to be stuck in the internet slow lane. According to the Manchester Evening News and OFCOM’s Connected Nations report, Manchester has some of the slowest broadband speeds in Northern England. Most of the slower speeds have been concentrated in residential properties throughout the city centre. Continue reading “GM Broadband Speeds Stuck in the Bus Lane”