I can’t remember when I was last on a dial-up Internet connection, but I know there are still people who haven’t upgraded to broadband. For some of those, it might be because you do need a certain standard of PC or Mac to enable it to work, but for others it could be because they think it’s too expensive to switch.
Now a new report from SimplySwitch.com says that Britons can “almost certainly” save money by switching to a broadband connection, irrespective of whether they were on a pay-per-minute or flat-rate plan.
Of course there are more advantages to broadband than the cost.
“With an 8Mb connection, broadband is 143 times faster than dial-up. You can download far larger files, watch videos online, use a wireless connection and you’ll even save money as well,” said Karen Darby, SimplySwitch’s founder.
SimplySwitch have calculated that using the Internet for just 2 hours per week on dial-up is now more expensive than the equivalent time on broadband, particularly as it takes so much longer to access even simple web pages and email via dial-up, and it’s often more unreliable.
Over 40% of UK households now have broadband.
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