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Broadband pressure sees people turning to mobile phones to stay online

PA Media has covered the results of a new report suggesting that extra pressure on broadband connections is forcing people to resort to using mobile phones to stay online during lockdown

More than a third of people (36 per cent) surveyed by O2, who are working from home, were found to be regularly switching to a mobile device to keep a reliable connection.

Younger people and those with children were found to be those most reliant on mobile data, with pressures of homeworking, home-schooling and virtual socialising competing for bandwidth.

In the article, O2 refers to the recent Government scheme it has joined to offer free mobile data to schoolchildren during lockdown in an effort to reduce the strain on families unable to afford broadband upgrades to meet the surge in demand.

Full article:

PA Media - Broadband pressure sees people turning to mobile phones to stay online – report

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