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A new report has shown that more and more people in the UK are opting for broadband internet services.

The 365-page research document, produced by telecoms regulator Ofcom, indicated that 58 per cent of households in the UK now have broadband through a landline - up from 52 per cent 12 months ago.

What's more, the survey found that mobile broadband services have become far more popular, helped by high-profile marketing campaigns and the sale of dongles.

According to the data, between February and June this year, dongle sales to consumers nearly doubled from 69,000 to 133,000 a month.

In total, there were 511,000 new mobile broadband connections in the UK during this five-month period.

Ofcom explained: "Three-quarters of all mobile broadband users say that they access the internet via their dongle while at home and two-thirds of mobile broadband users say that they use both dongles and their landline to connect to the internet."

Elsewhere in the report, it was shown that broadband services have been getting cheaper. It was found that average household monthly spend on internet and broadband services fell from £9.87 in 2006 to £9.45 in 2007.

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