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Cities with WORST broadband outages revealed – where does your area rank?

It is estimated that an estimated 11 million Britons experienced a broadband outage of more than three hours in the last 12 months.

And new data has revealed where most of the problems are occurring.

Where does your region rank?

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Where does your region rank?

Nottingham came in the worst place according to a poll by Uswitch.com.

The East Midlands city had an average downtime of 70.2 hours last year.

Southampton comes in second at around 45.8 hours.

The data is based on people who reported problems with their internet.

One in seven said such problems kept her from work.

While the number of people affected by outages has fallen compared to last year, those who suffered business disruptions were more motivated to complain.

Manchester also tops the list for broadband outages with 38.8 hours of downtime.

Bristol followed very closely with 38.7 hours.

And Cardiff rounds out the top 5.

One in seven of the 2,000 adults surveyed said they have noticed that their internet service has deteriorated over the past year.

“Broadband outages at home can quickly become a major nuisance as video calling has become essential for many remote workers,” said Ernest Doku, broadband expert at Uswitch.com.

“Stable broadband shouldn’t be what you’re worried about when trying to impress a new employer.

“Boss are not filled with confidence when their first impression is buffering and internet outages.

“When employees get to the point where their bosses are commenting on their connectivity issues, it’s time to consider an upgrade.

“You may find that better service often comes at a lower price if you’ve been with the same provider for a number of years.”

Broadband poses a particular problem with millions now working from home

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