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UK broadband connections still rising

24th August 2007

UK broadband connections still rising

The latest figures from The Office of National Statistics on "Internet Connectivity" have been published and unsurprisingly it shows broadband still increasing in popularity yet again.

In June 2007, 86.1% of all Internet connections were broadband which is up from 83.6% in March 2006.
With the increase in broadband comes the inevitable decrease in dial-up Internet connections, with them just accounting for 13.9% of all Internet connections.

The Office Of National Statistics said:
The market share of broadband connections has been increasing since the index began in 2001, reflecting its growing popularity, widespread availability and competitive connection packages offered by ISPs.

The ever increasing number of people connecting to the internet through broadband is widely down to increasing speeds and cheap prices, with broadband prices now in many cases the same or cheaper than dial up costs were a few years ago.

With 3 Mobile yesterday announcing their offering for mobile broadband starting at just £10 this could be the next area of the broadband market to start growing in popularity as more people want real freedom to use the internet wherever they want without having to use someone else’s wireless connection.

The full breakdown of the report can be read at the The Office of National Statistics website.

Author: Mark Ward
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