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Demand for fast broadband among Brits appears to be higher than ever, new figures have suggested.

The study by broadband provider TalkTalk found that as so many people are used to the "speed and convenience" of fast internet, over 70 per cent of people get angry when they have to wait over a minute for a webpage to load.

It was also revealed that this impatience has fed into many people's everyday lives too, with 51 per cent claiming to get infuriated a lot quicker than ever before.

Mark Schmid, Communications Director at TalkTalk, said: "The speed of the online world is making us less prepared to wait for things to happen in the offline world, causing people to reach the 'point of impatience' earlier than ever before."

He added that the growing pace of broadband connections is likely to make people less patient in the future.

Previous research published by TalkTalk found that the average child spends 130 minutes a day online, while 36 of them are spent doing something their parents would not approve of.

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