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Research has revealed that around one in ten broadband users in the UK think providers should do more on the issue of security.

According to a poll carried out by, 11.8 per cent of people think broadband firms should be most responsible for online security issues such as the provision of anti-virus and firewall software.

It also revealed that around two-thirds of respondents claim to have been affected by viruses or other issues in the past, despite 89.8 per cent stating they believe their connection is secure.

Just under 80 per cent also claimed to have both anti-virus and firewall protection in place, although five per cent suggested they have neither.

Recent figures from Gartner suggested that one in five households worldwide will have access to broadband services by the end of this year.

The statistic equates to 422 million households.

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