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UK Broadband Internet Connections Top 75%

Posted: 21st Nov, 2006 By: MarkJ
The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released its latest (September) summary of UK Internet connectivity. Broadband connections now account for 75.2% of all Internet access, up only slightly from 72.6% in June 2006.

By comparison to broadband, dial-up (narrowband) connections accounted for 24.8% of all Internet connections. Dialup may be on the decline, but it’s clearly still active:

Broadband connections rose to 75.2 per cent of all connections in September 2006, up from 72.6 per cent in June. There was a year on year increase in the broadband index of 34.9 per cent, with a quarterly increase of 4.4 per cent.

Dial-up connections continued to decrease, with a year on year fall in the index of 34 per cent to September 2006. The quarterly decrease, from June 2006 to September 2006, was 8.5 per cent.

The percentage of active subscriptions using metered dial-up access (0845) was 17.8 per cent, compared with 26.8 per cent a year before. The percentage of those paying a fixed rate for unmetered dial-up access was 7.1 per cent, compared with 13.5 per cent a year before.

The full report can be read HERE.
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