Broadband uptake soars

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said there was an 86.2% increase in the number of internet users with broadband...

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said there was an 86.2% increase in the number of internet users with broadband connections for the year ending this January.

The government’s official statistics agency said figures, based on returns from ISPs, showed broadband now accounted for 41% of all internet connections, up from 22.5% a year ago.

The ONS’ broadband figure includes digital subscriber line (DSL), cable, and leased line technologies.

Overall, there was a 2% annual increase in the number of active subscriptions to the internet, said the ONS.

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