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Households may need to upgrade their wireless broadband equipment if they wish to take advantage of top Wi-Fi download speeds, it has been claimed.

Plusnet's Adam Walker told the company blog that 30Mb wireless download speeds are being delivered in the firm's ongoing fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) trials.

He noted that around 20 per cent of the country should be able to access FTTC broadband within the next few months, however, the quality of service received may vary from home to home.

"We are noticing that the vast majority of speed faults raised by our trialists are due to their wireless equipment not being able to handle the FTTC speeds," Mr Walker stated.

"Basically the majority of people will be using wireless B and/or G standard hardware, this is fine for up to 8Mb ADSL but is not capable of speeds of up to 40Mb."

He said that Plusnet only recommends using the service if consumers have access to wireless N standard equipment or plan to upgrade soon.

Meanwhile, under Plusnet's price promise, the firm has promised to offer the lowest price for standalone broadband in any particular UK area.

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