HOME-movers have to wait an average of eight days to get broadband up and running, a survey found.
PlusNet customers usually waited longest — an average of 9.9 days, compared with Virgin Media, swiftest at 6.6 days.
Across Britain, those in Bristol face the worst delays — of 15 days.
While those in Edinburgh and Brighton came out best with five days.
Uswitch.com, which carried out the poll, said: “It makes the moving process more torturous.”
Some companies such as PlusNet and Vodafone said they offered users mobile dongles to make up for the wait
Uswitch.com said: “Moving house is one of life’s most stressful experiences, and a long wait for a broadband connection can only make the process more torturous.”
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“The amount of time it will take to get your new connection set up depends on your provider and where you live.
“So spare a thought for the poor people of Bristol.
“They spend more than two weeks on average without a connection.”