The Surrey street named among the fastest in the UK for broadband

The street has the fastest broadband speed in Surrey
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A street in Surrey has been identified as one of the fastest places for broadband in the whole of the UK. According to an analysis of more than 265,000 consumer speed tests by comparison site Broadband Genie, Ridge Green in Redhill was found to have average speeds of 569.70Mb.

That's 950 times faster than the UK's slowest street in the outskirts of London: Morriston Close in Watford, which has an average download speed of 0.6Mb. It means typical broadband in that area is not enough to watch Netflix reliably.

It is also nowhere near the 10Mb speed that UK regulator Ofcom says is the minimum "decent" connection homes and businesses should receive to enable multiple users to browse the internet and use streaming services. But residents in Ridge Green don't have that problem.

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Instead, the street has been ranked in a 'Top 10' list of the fastest streets in the country, which is topped by Meadway in Northampton, where residents are enjoying broadband speeds of 896.3Mb. And that's not all the Surrey area has to offer.

Ridge Green is located a few minutes away from Redhill Aerodrome and only a nine-minute drive away from the town centre. For those thinking of moving to the Redhill area, the latest property sold cost £900,000, according to Rightmove.

Another sold in 2020 for £747,000, which featured five bedrooms and two bathrooms. And a third property sold for £1,040,000 in 2019, featuring five bedrooms and four bathrooms.

While there are no properties available in Ridge Green at the time of writing, according to Rightmove and Zoopla, the average sold price for a property in the Redhill area as a whole in the past 12 months is £424,172. And there are a few stunning properties for sale in Redhill right now including a four-bed detached house.

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council describes the town's popularity as being "substantially up" in recent months. This follows the opening of a new leisure development which includes a cinema, restaurant and activities such as bowling, mini golf and karaoke.

The project, known as "The Rise", aims to turn the area into a vibrant destination for locals and visitors alike. Redhill is also particularly liked by London commuters as it takes less than 40 minutes to reach Victoria Station by train.

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