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Latest UK Internet Access Figures

eGov monitor

18 March 2003

New data published today shows the number of internet connections in the UK is continuing to rise significantly, despite recent indications that take-up has begun to reach a plateau.

The latest figures from National Statistics indicate a reported increase of 1.8 per cent in internet subscriptions between December 2002 and January 2003, compared to a 1.2 per cent fall for the previous month.

Permanent connections, such as broadband, continued to gain market share during the period and according to the figures, dial-up subscriptions also showed an increase for the first time since September 2002.

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