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Internet Digital Divide Thinning - Sort of

Posted: 27th Apr, 2006 By: MarkJ
Ofcom's latest study reports that the digital divide between urban and rural areas has narrowed considerably, at least where Internet access is concerned. Unfortunately many in rural areas still suffer due to a lack of faster broadband services:

It states that 61% of people living in rural areas now use the internet compared to an average of 57% across the UK.

However just 55% of rural households use a broadband connection compared to 63% nationwide. The highest number of broadband users live in London, the North West and North East.

This digital divide is despite another figure from British Telecom that says that 99.9% of premises in the UK are connected to a broadband exchange.


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