More than half UK adult population has broadband says Ofcom

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According to telecoms regulator Ofcom, more than half of the UK adult population now has broadband.

According to Ofcom’s annual report, 13 million home and small businesses now have high-speed access – that compares to 9.9 million one year ago and puts the UK second in the broadband league table for Europe, behind the Netherlands. And speeds are up too – the average estimated speed was at 3.8 Mbit/s at the end of 2006 compared to 1.6 Mbit/s at the close of 2005.

And the bundles seem to be attracting the new customers, with 27 per cent of people claiming they are interested in other services on offer when choosing an ISP – the same proportion who put price at the top of their list.

Ofcom website

Via The Register

Dave Walker