More pressure on broadband as 83 per cent of people in Coventry will get a device that connects to the Internet for Christmas - The Coventry Observer

9th Aug, 2022

More pressure on broadband as 83 per cent of people in Coventry will get a device that connects to the Internet for Christmas

Coventry Editorial 22nd Dec, 2020

RESEARCH shows 83 per cent of people in Coventry will receive a gift for Christmas which connects to the Internet.

The BT Full Fibre study includes gaming consoles, smart phones and tablets among the top presents to be given, while 17 per cent of Coventry people plan to add a 4K TV to their home in time for Christmas

Children and dads identified as the most likely ‘bandwidth hoggers’ on the home network as daytime traffic on BT’s broadband network more than doubles over the course the year

News comes as more people than even before look to upgrade their home broadband speeds.

Smart phones are the most popular gift this year, with 34 per cent of people in Coventry giving one this Christmas.

Next is games consoles (31 per cent), then tablets (30 per cent), laptops (26 per cent), TVs (30 per cent), and smart speakers (15 per cent).

On average, homes across Coventry already have 31 devices connected to their home Wi-Fi. This includes four smart TVs, three tablets, three laptops and two games consoles on average in each home.

As residents spend more time online, using their internet connection for all manner of activities including streaming TV, home schooling, working and online gaming, BT reveals that daytime traffic across its broadband network has more than doubled during the year.

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