UK household web access increases to 80 percent

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Over five million don’t want net connection

Web access in British homes has increased to 21 million, according to the Office of National Statistics, a total of 80 percent of households.

It still means however, that broadband operators have not signed up 5.2 million homes, with the most common reason amongst those without a connection being that they “didn’t need it”. Recent figures from the ONS show that over seven million Brits have still never surfed the web.

The number with a net connection has grown 23 percent from 2006, an increase of 7.1 million. Last year the figure was at 19 million.

Of those households with a connection, 93 percent used fixed broadband.  30 percent of those with a fixed connection used a cable of fibre optic connection, while over half had a DSL broadband connection.

The ONS data also showed that 67 percent of adults in the UK now use a computer every day.


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