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The impact England's latest World Cup match had on broadband networks across the UK has been shown in new figures from Be Broadband.

In its latest blog posting, the internet service provider has revealed the surge in traffic it experienced as many of its subscribers decided to catch the team's vital group match against Slovenia via streaming services such as iPlayer.

Measurements from the whole day showed a major rise in traffic around 15:00 BST, when the game kicked off, while a closer look also revealed a jump around the time Jermain Defoe scored the winning goal.

Discussing the congestion, Be said: "Not only did the nation's business grind to a halt, but it seems that many people's internet connections did also.

"We've had reports of dropped packets and congestion on other providers, as pointed out by a post from the Be Usergroup."

Be recently confirmed that it is planning to launch home phone services in September.

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