Broadband speed test usage reflects change in working practices

Industry - 25 March, 2020

Rapid growth in BroadbandUK's broadband speed test reflects recent changes in working practices due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the past 10 days, BroadbandUK's broadband speed test has shown user growth at an unexpected rate.

The growth is being put down to people working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic and those people wishing to test the speed of their internet connection to see if it is up to working efficiently from home.

The closure of schools with children being at home will also be having an effect as bandwidth in a home becomes a valuable resource.

Initially, growth in the number of unique users was at 30% but has recently shot up to 100%.

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