Britons still frustrated with broadband |

October 29, 2021

A survey commissioned by ultra-fast full-fiber broadband provider Truespeed reveals that the average Briton will spend the equivalent of just over three years of their life on video calls for work. According to Internet lifetime survey conducted by OnePoll, checking email accounts for a total of two years and four months over the average lifespan of an adult, while checking social media accounts for an additional three years.

The study also found that 38% are already online at 8 a.m. on average, while 20% don’t go offline until after 11 p.m.

Despite this heavy Internet dependency, only about a third of adults (36%) have a very reliable broadband connection at home. Unsurprisingly, 42% experience connection issues at least once a week.

According to the survey, adults waste an average of an hour per work week waiting for online applications or documents to upload online at home. The nation is also only willing to wait up to 23 seconds on average for something to load on the internet before losing patience.

“It’s clear that a fast, ultra-reliable broadband connection for every household is essential if we are to keep pace with people’s online needs, including work from home and play,” said Evan Wienburg, CEO of Truespeed, based in Bath. “And that it shouldn’t be a zip code lottery. Ensuring that everyone, wherever they are, has access to ultra-fast, all-fiber, and highly reliable broadband connectivity will be a game-changer on a national scale. At Truespeed, we work hard to ensure that people in the South West of England have enough broadband fiber to support them throughout their internet lives.

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