Uswitch, the broadband comparison site, said it had registered a 10 per cent rise in people searching for faster suppliers since the restrictions came in.
On Wednesday, a government adviser urged ministers to consider increasing the £5 billion announced in the Budget to upgrade rural broadband and look to improve the overall network, so as to make working from home more attractive to people after the pandemic.
The development comes as more than 40,000 Virgin customers were hit by an outage this week, leaving people struggling to hold work meetings online.
Meanwhile, ISPreview cover news that Broadband for the Rural North is currently working with volunteers to help build a new gigabit capable Fibre-to-the-Home network across rural parts of England. The telecoms company has confirmed that it is now making a 10Gbps broadband package available to ‘everyone who wants it’.
The Daily Telegraph, Print, 30 April, page 9
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