Broadband is now seen as essential for the majority of home movers in the UK, up from 48% to 57%, new research has found.
Despite better coverage, 2% of customers are unable to use Netflix or YouTube, says Ofcom
One in seven homes could be paying more than they need to for broadband and could get faster services for the same or less money, Ofcom has said.
Figures show millions of homes have speeds of under 10 Mbps and that half of house hunters would reject a propety with less than 100 Mbps.
Full-fibre broadband should be fitted as standard in all new homes, the government has said.
The telecoms watchdog has set out plans to improve rural mobile services coverage, setting tougher requirements for operators bidding to provide services next year, as it continues its push to support next-generation 5G internet access.
Openreach, the BT-owned firm that manages the UK's broadband infrastructure, has vowed to introduce "ultrafast" internet connections to three million premises by 2020.
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