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The majority of broadband subscribers in the UK are unhappy with the connection speeds they receive, according to a new survey.

Research by revealed that 56 per cent of people in the UK are not content with their connections, while 41 per cent claim to download more than 30GB of data every month.

Nearly two-thirds of consumers said they are connected to a service with an advertised speed of around 8Mb, while only four per cent claim to have access to connections over 24Mb.

Mark Jackson, Editor and Founder of, said the speeds received by consumers can be affected by factors including telephone line length, interference and home wiring.

He added: "Providers must also take some of the blame for failing to deliver on what they promise."

At the start of this month, i3 Group chief executive Elfed Thomas claimed UK authorities need to be more ambitious over their super-fast broadband plans.

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