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Broadband take-up rockets

Broadband now accounts for 64 per cent of all internet connections in the UK, according to figures for December released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Dial-up appears to be in terminal decline, with connections down by a third compared with last year. Between December 2004 and December 2005 broadband grew by 59 per cent, fuelled by its widespread availability and competitive prices. Over the same period dial-up fell by 34 per cent.

Commenting on the trends Blair Wadman, of the comparison service uSwitch.com, said: "We expect dial-up services to become almost obsolete by the end of the year as more internet users switch to broadband to access video or other content reliant on a high-speed connection."

Source: BBC News

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