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Access to broadband services is now an essential part of university living, one report has highlighted.

An article in the Times has noted the expectation from today's students that high-speed internet will be provided in living quarters.

There have been instances, says the newspaper, of students refusing to pay their fees if not provided with the high standard of services they expect as part of their accommodation.

According to the Times: "Rather than tolerating overcrowded houses where comfort is regarded as having a bean bag in the sitting room, students are demanding en suite bedrooms, direct access to the latest technology, and even cleaning staff."

Vodafone recently received the gong for Best Student Broadband at the Top 10 Broadband Awards, offering university-goers £15 per month mobile broadband, as well as including a Nokia 1208 pay-as-you-go mobile phone in their bundles.

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