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Internet

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of internet users in each local authority area whose internet access is via (a) dial-up modem, (b) asymmetrical digital subscriber line and (c) cable in 2008-09. (293017)

[holding answer 27 October 2009]: This Department has made no estimation of the proportion of internet users in each local authority area whose internet access is via (a) dial-up modem, (b) asymmetrical digital subscriber line and (c) cable in 2008-09. However, figures from Ofcom indicate that in Q1 2009, 70 per cent. of UK homes had connection to internet, with 65 per cent. having fixed broadband connection. Cable connections constituted 21.5 per cent. of fixed broadband connections, with 5 per cent. of total internet connections being through dial-up modem, mobile broadband, satellite and ISDN lines.