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Many Britons are wasting hours of their lives waiting for technology-related problems to be resolved, a new survey has found.

According to TalkTalk, the average person in the UK spends 45 minutes a month waiting for video buffering to stop.

The typical Brit was also found to spend 53 minutes a month waiting for their computer or device to load, while 44 minutes a month is spent waiting for a phone to update.

Laurent Kretzschmar, Head of Product at TalkTalk, noted that while technology and connectivity have sped up many aspects of people's lives, households now often have "countless devices all connecting to our internet".

As a result, some have "outgrown standard broadband".

Kretzschmar has therefore suggested that households switch to fibre broadband, as it "gives you the speed and the bandwidth you need to stream, download, browse and upload at the same time without slowing your experience, giving you some precious time back".

TalkTalk noted that its unlimited fibre product offers a more reliable connection than standard broadband, while it uses the same cables as Sky and BT but at a lower price.

The provider added that it is "bucking the trend" of mid-contract price hikes by offering customers the chance to fix their fibre broadband price for up to two years.

More than a million of TalkTalk's broadband customers are now signed up to its Fixed Low Price Plans.

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