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New research from the European Commission (EC) has shown that UK broadband penetration is on the increase.

According to the EC, the UK broadband internet market underwent a considerable amount of consolidation in 2009.

The EC claims that as a result, there are now three UK internet service providers that hold at least a 20 per cent share of the market each.

Broadband penetration, meanwhile, has increased by 1.4 percentage points year-on-year, reaching 29.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2010.

However, according to the EC, the 1.4 per cent growth experienced is significantly lower than the European average of two per cent.

The '15th Progress Report on the Single European Electronic Communications Market - 2009' also noted that growth in broadband in the UK during 2009 was substantially lower than it was in 2008.

Recently, the UK'S coalition government appointed MP Ed Vaizey to champion the uptake of broadband internet.

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