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Earlier this week it was reported that half of all British households now have broadband in their home – a 39% rise on 2006 figures and an impressive seven-fold increase since 2003. The recent figures come from telecoms regulator Ofcom.

Ofcom also noted that intense competition between broadband providers has led to falling prices.

Other figures they released suggest that up to one fifth of the UK population now owns a wi-fi enabled laptop allowing them to connect to the internet on the move. Wi-fi hotspots have also grown in number and there are estimated to be up to 15,000 wi-fi hotspots UK-wide – a 32% increase on the previous year.

Ofcom also pointed out that over 10% of Brits were making calls over the net using Skype, Broadband services and other VOIP technology – a massive doubling in numbers since 2006.

Ed Richards of Ofcom stated “we have reached a milestone in the development of broadband.”

Watch this space for any further developments in broadband. We keep you up to date at Top 10.

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