Your ​terrible broadband will kill the Internet of Things dead | ZDNet

Moaning about poor broadband must be almost as popular as complaining about the weather now – and often about as futile.

The majority of UK households have experienced a problem with their broadband provider in the last year, according to a survey by Which? Slow speeds were the biggest problem overall, with one in five experiencing difficulties, with connection dropouts another big complaint.

And slow broadband isn’t just a consumer perception, either: a recent analysis of international broadband speeds shows that the UK comes in at 31 on the list, with an average speed of 16.51Mbps, behind many European countries.

Other research paints an even grimmer picture, with as many as 6.7 million households getting a broadband speed below 10Mbps, even though the government claims that 95 per cent of UK homes and businesses should be able to get ‘superfast’ broadband.

 

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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