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Published: 22nd Jun 2016

The variable nature of broadband services in Burton-upon-Trent has been highlighted by a local businessman. 

Speaking to the Burton Mail, record label owner Dominik Paczko described his lack of connectivity as "unfair" and "not good enough".

"We rely on the internet and infrastructure to be up to speed. But it simply is not," he stated. 

The Burton resident claimed his home gets around one MB of data, while others on the same street receive a much better service. 

Mr Paczko has been told he will be included in the local council and BT's rollout of super-fast broadband in Staffordshire. However, this is not due for completion until 2016 and the businessman said he cannot wait that long. 

He added his work relies on being able to upload music albums to the internet and this currently takes between four and 24 hours. 

People in Mr Paczko's position could benefit from turning to satellite broadband, as this technology can provide speeds of up to 20 Mbps and is available now.