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Broadband World: The need for speed

As broadband speeds get faster, BBC News looks at what speeds are required to run different online applications.

The graphics below show the different upload and download speeds needed for a range of broadband activities, from watching a streamed video on a service like the BBC's iPlayer, to playing video game World of Warcraft or making a video call using Skype.

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