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15% Of UK Homes Have Broadband

Posted: 31st Jul, 2003 By: MarkJ
Oftel has updated its fixed business and residential Internet access statistics. 15% of UK homes are now online with broadband and 65% of SMEs have some form of Internet access.

Typically Oftels document is long, thus we've summarised the most interesting statistics below. Once again most of the data hasn’t been updated since May 2003 (below stats excluded):

Residential
* 47% UK homes have Internet access
* 58% UK homes have a PC
* 15% Internet homes use broadband (according to subscriber figures)
* 92% Internet homes are satisfied with their overall service

Business
* 65% of businesses have Internet access
* 73% of SMEs with Internet use narrowband access (PSTN/ISDN)
* 33% of SMEs with Internet use unmetered narrowband and 32% use metered narrowband
* Use of broadband continues to increase – a quarter of SMEs with Internet use broadband and a further quarter claim they are likely to consider upgrading
* Two-thirds of current broadband SMEs switched from a previous package
* ISP shares and satisfaction with overall quality of service remain stable
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