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This year's World Cup could shed much light on the quality of the UK's broadband coverage, a new report has suggested.

Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has revealed that one in ten sports fans are planning to watch matches from the tournament over the internet.

However, it also found that the figure is nearly doubled in London, which hints that those in built-up areas have access to stronger, more capable connections than in other regions.

David Russell, UK Telecoms Leader at PwC, said: "Broadband access, quality and speeds in urban areas, particularly the country's capital, exceed those in rural parts.

"Promises have been made of broadband trebling current speeds – but this still seems regionally patchy."

The publication of the research from PwC has come after a study by uSwitch.com suggested eight million people are unaware of the download limits placed on their broadband deals.

It was suggested that such information could be handy to those planning to stream games from the World Cup.

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