According to new consumer research published today by Oftel, UKs telecoms regulatory body, half of UK homes have now internet access. Other key findings show that 12.5 million UK households are now on-line, with 750,000 new connections over the last three months, while around one million internet customers are likely to upgrade to broadband over the next 12 months.
According to Oftel, UK prices for dial-up Internet access are cheaper than other European countries surveyed, with prices for residential broadband generally below the European average.
“Oftels research shows that a further one million consumers could upgrade to broadband over the next 12 months. We have a growth rate stronger than both France and Germany. Our research shows that 90 per cent of Internet customers are happy with their overall service. We look forward to these trends continuing,” said David Edmonds, director general of telecommunications.