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Latest Internet Access Figures Released

19 May 2003

New figures released today by National Statistics show the number of internet connections in the UK households has reached a new all-time peak.

Latest data shows that new subscriptions to the internet rose by a total of 0.3 per cent in the month preceding March 2003, with a year-on-year increase of 3.1 per cent.

Permanent broadband connections increased by 282% over the year and rose by 8 per cent from February to March 2003, and now make up 13.8 per cent of all internet connections.

According to the research, slower dial-up connections continued to lose market share to broadband, although they are still by and large the most common way for people to access the internet. Dial-up connections decreased by 0.8 per cent from February to March 2003 and fell by 6.7 per cent over the year, but represented some 86.2 per cent of all internet subscriptions.

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