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Leading Real Estate Website To Include Property Broadband Speeds

Real estate website Rightmove is planning on including available broadband speeds of properties listed on the site, a source close to the company has said.

The feature, which the company could make available through a partnership with BT, would allow users to search for homes based on broadband speed alongside the usual factors like price, location and number of rooms.

According to The Telegraph, BT, the UK's largest internet services provider, will evaluate the speeds of around 1 million homes that are available on the website.

“By listing broadband speed with all the other property details buyers will be able to weed out homes that don't have high-speed access,” a source close to Rightmove told The Telegraph.

The Telegraph report said that Rightmove, which lists 90 per cent of all the property that is up for sale in the UK, will let users see whether a particular house falls into the area covered by BT Infinity, the ISPs 40 Mbps broadband offering.

“As a leading UK website services like superfast broadband obviously interest us and we have recently looked into how it can benefit us, although we are not currently in any form of partnership with BT,” a Rightmove spokesperson said in a statement.

A recent survey conducted by ISP Review had claimed that more than three quaters of home buyers might not buy a house with poor broadband connectivity.