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15 August 2012 Last updated at 17:44

UK broadband speeds get fasterComputer cabling

The average broadband speed in the UK now stands at 9Mbps up from 6.8Mbps this time last year, Ofcom reveals.

fibre optic cablesCities to bid for faster networks

The 14 cities eligible to bid to become "super-connected" have been announced by the UK government.

Ethernet cablesOfcom reveals Britons' data diet

Britons download about 17 gigabytes of data every month over their home broadband connections, suggests a report.


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