The number of internet users in the UK has continued to rocket with
a further 5 million people joining the online population in the last
year, despite the lingering effects of the dotcom crash,
to new figures, the trend is being repeated around the world.
the UK the number of regular home web users has risen from just over
11 million to 16.5 million in the past year.
total number of people with internet connections has risen by a third
to around 30 million - almost half the population.
users are also spending longer than ever before on the web, fuelled
by flat-rate monthly tariffs. The average user spends half an hour longer
online per month than they did at the same time last year.
trend is likely to continue as broadband access becomes more prevalent.
The high speed service is "always on" and requires users to
pay a flat subscription fee for "all you can eat" access.
Tuesday June 11, 2002