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AN estimated 11million Brits experienced a broadband outage of more than three hours in the past 12 months, research suggests.
And new data has revealed just where most of the issues are happening.
Nottingham has ranked worst, according to a poll by Uswitch.com.
The East Midlands city suffered an average downtime of 70.2 hours over the last year.
Southampton comes in second, with about 45.8 hours.
The data is based on people reporting issues with their internet.
One in seven said such problems stopped them from working.
The number of people affected by outages has actually dropped compared to last year – but those who did suffer breaks in service were more motivated to complain.
Manchester also makes the top list for broadband outages, with 38.8 hours of downtime.
It’s followed very closely by Bristol, which comes in at 38.7 hours.
And Cardiff rounds off the top five.
One in seven of the 2,000 adults surveyed said they have noticed their internet service getting worse in the past year.
“Misfiring home broadband can quickly become a huge annoyance, given that video calls have become essential for many remote workers,” said Ernest Doku, broadband expert at Uswitch.com.
“Stable broadband should not be the thing that you worry about when you are trying to impress a new employer.
“Bosses will not be filled with confidence if their first impression is buffering and internet drop outs.
“When people reach the point that their bosses are commenting on their connection issues, it’s time to consider an upgrade.
“You may find that better service often comes at a cheaper price when you have been with the same provider for a number of years.”
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