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Latest Internet Access Figures

17 April 2003

Broadband internet access in the UK is continuing to increase and gain market share over dial-up connections according to new statistics released today.

Latest research from the ONS shows permanent internet connections rose by some 8.6 per cent from January to February 2003, and now represent 11.8 per cent of all subscriptions, compared from 10.9 per cent the previous month.

While the majority still continue to access the internet via standard dial-up connections, take-up experienced a five per cent fall over the last year compared to 252 per cent growth in permanent connections - attributed to a fall in the price of broadband technology and increased publicity for high-speed services.

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