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Older People Still Not Surfing

Posted: 05th Jul, 2006 By: MarkJ
Ofcom's latest research has found that just 28% of people over the age of 65 have home Internet access, which compares to a national average of 57% for all age groups:

The research also found that more than half of all people over 65 voluntarily excluded themselves from internet access because they see no benefit to the net.

However, more than two thirds of pensioners who are currently not connected said they would get online if they had the right support. Specifically they said they wanted courses designed for and run by older people.


The news will no doubt worry the government, which has signed up to an EU agreement that aims to halve the gap in Internet use among such minority groups by 2010. More @ BBC News Online.
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