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Broadband is becoming a fixed part of home life in the UK, a new study has revealed.

According to statistics from Ofcom, 70 per cent of the country is already online, with a further five per cent due to follow suit in the next six months.

Ofcom's Partner for Strategy and Market Development, Peter Phillips, said: "Broadband is becoming increasingly important to people's ability to participate in the economy and society."

Released today (June 10th), the research also indicated that there are two main reasons for people not having the internet at home; financial difficulties or a simple lack of interest.

Of the adults who do not have the internet at home, 35 per cent said it was because it is too expensive or they don't have the 'knowledge or skills to use it'.

With reference to the government's Digital Britain plan, Mr Phillips added: "[The research] also shows that some creativity will be required if we wish to capture the imaginations of those who have yet to engage with the benefits the internet may bring."

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