Coronavirus: ‘Avoid using microwave to get faster internet’

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Offices, factories and schools across the UK have shut to manage the spread of the coronavirus.

And with the government now telling the nation to “stay at home”, millions are logging on to work and keep themselves entertained during the lockdown.

But that has put pressure on broadband providers, with BT’s Openreach reporting a 20% surge in internet use.

To keep speeds up, media watchdog Ofcom has compiled a list of tips to get the most from your internet.

The national information campaign is backed by government and the telecoms industry.