EE offers WiFi devices to UK’s slowest broadband street


Households on Williamson Road in Romney Marsh in Kent can take advantage of a free trial of 4GEE through the operator’s WiFi Osprey device 

EE has offered residents of the UK’s slowest broadband street a free trial of superfast 4GEE.

The operator is providing every household on Williamson Road in Romney Marsh, Kent with a 4G WiFi Osprey device that comes with 6GB of preloaded data.

This takes the 4G signal from a local EE mast and turns it into a WiFi signal. Up to 10 devices can be connected to the WiFi at any time.

The 6GB of data will be valid for 90 days from the date of purchase. The offer expires on March 31, limited to one unit per household.

According to speed test data released by uSwitch earlier this week, Williamson Road was found to have the slowest broadband speeds in the UK with an average download speed of 0.54Mbps.

EE said this was 100 times slower than the highest speeds available with its Double Speed 4G service, which offers download speeds of up to 60Mbps.