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UK broadband provider Eclipse Internet witnessed a surge in online activity as the general election took place, it has been reported.

According to the firm, consumer activity doubled on election night (Thursday May 6th) when the first constituency results were revealed.

This usage spike continued into the next day, with activity up 400 per cent on normal on Friday May 5th as web users tuned into live streams at work.

Clodagh Murphy, Director at the firm, commented: "In what has been one the most controversial elections the UK has seen, it's clear that voters are desperate to see what the outcome is."

She noted that faster broadband speeds and advanced streaming technology are enabling more people to monitor current affairs as they unfold.

"Clearly the outcome of the election is of real interest for businesses across the UK, so people at work are keen to watch closely," Ms Murphy said.

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