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Customers 'forced to pay' for slow Broadband

Some customers are forced to pay for a broadband speed that is faster than the one they are getting, according to a consumer group. Which? accused broadband companies of forcing some customers to pay for speeds they may never get.

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'36% of broadband users' have sporadic connection

Over a third of broadband customers said they have an internet connection which frequently drops out, a survey from Which? revealed.

According to the consumer group:

  • One in seven have not been able to connect to the internet at all on more than one occasion.
  • Of the 45% experiencing slow speeds, 58% said this was a frequent or constant problem.
  • Poor customer service was also exposed by the survey - Around one quarter (27%) have waited more than two days for after reporting a loss for anything to be done.
  • Some 11% waited a week or more.
  • The watchdog found 31% who contacted their provider with a problem did not get a resolution at all.

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