Virgin Media’s WiFi has been down this morning (March 10th) causing serious disruption to the masses working from home throughout the UK.
Stats from a Quadient survey of 2,000 UK adults explained the wider problem for remote workers:
- 8.5 million UK households have experienced broadband problems, disrupting their work or personal lives over the course of the lockdown.
- 66 per cent of us have been relying on online services more during lockdown – so having a problem with your internet connection will be a bigger issue than before.
- UK consumers rank broadband as the third most important service in their lives, above key utilities and banking. They would even rate using the internet for something like streaming a movie than having a gas supply to heat their home, showing the public would literally choose to ‘Netflix and chill’.