Bedford is one of the most internet-obsessed places in the UK

It looks like the town is reaching for the phone or laptop more than ever during lockdown

By Clare Turner
Monday, 8th February 2021, 2:49 pm

A new study by pCloud has revealed the UK cities and towns which are most reliant on the internet and how our daily routine would be impacted if the internet went down for the day.

Many people aim to reduce their screen time and ditch the online world for more of their day, but in a world consumed with technology - especially during lockdown - research reveals UK residents are more reliant on the internet than you know with nine out of 10 (91 per cent) Brits regularly being online.

In December, the world ground to a halt as Google services went down, showing us just how dependent we are on technology. pCloud has revealed which UK cities and towns are most and least reliant on the internet, as well as the aspects of our daily routine which would be worst affected if we were to lose the internet completely.

Almost 95per centof Bedford's population relies on the internet

And guess what? Almost 95 per cent of Bedford's population relies on the internet.

Having been crowned London's best value commuter town last year, it is no surprise Bedford has been found to be one of the hardest towns to cope without the internet for a day.

With the pandemic in full force and businesses working remotely, an incredible 94.9 per cent of the population have used the internet within the past three months, making it one of the highest percentages across the country. Just imagine what would happen if the internet were to go down for one day.