|Latest UK Internet Access Figures|
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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