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Home buyers increasingly expect super-fast broadband to be available at their new property, a study has revealed.

Research conducted by found that 67.1 per cent of people moving house demand a minimum of 50Mb broadband speeds.

Another 17.9 per cent of survey respondents said they would only consider a new home where 25Mb speeds are available, while 12.2 per cent require at least 10Mb.

Only a small minority (1.8 per cent) said 2Mb to 5Mb download capabilities would be ample, while the other 0.7 per cent were unsure.

Some 71.9 per cent of home buyers said they would reject an otherwise-perfect home if it offered lower broadband speeds than their chosen minimum.

Almost one quarter (22.8 per cent) said they would attempt to negotiate a lower price, while 5.1 per cent would simply accept the situation. found that two-thirds of respondents would be unwilling to pay more for a home simply because it offers super-fast broadband.

This suggests consumers increasingly see high-speed connectivity as being a basic utility, rather than the luxury add-on it may have been considered in the past.

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