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A growing number of broadband customers are satisfied with the standard routers that are offered to them by their internet providers, a new survey has found.

An online poll conducted by ISPReview.co.uk found that almost two-thirds of consumers (63.3 per cent) continue to use the home router shipped by their broadband supplier to get online, with 36.6 per cent turning to a third-party option.

Overall, around two-thirds of consumers said they were happy with the performance of their router, with 29.7 per cent describing the quality of their equipment and the Wi-Fi speeds it delivers as 'good', with 35.1 per cent rating the performance as 'very good'.

This is pleasing to see, as ISPReview.co,uk noted that in previous years, routers provided by broadband suppliers tended to be cheap and of poor-quality, struggling to cope with multiple devices or deliver good wireless connectivity.

However, the website stated: "Modern ISPs, at least some of them, have long since cottoned on to the fact that routers can be a useful way to differentiate themselves and the standard of hardware has improved."

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