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The price of one megabit (Mb) of broadband bandwidth continued to fall across all delivery models during the first quarter of the year, it has been reported.

According to broadband market analysts Point Topic, the cost over DSL connections fell by four per cent between January and March.

Meanwhile, cable modem and fibre-optic costs reduced by four and five per cent respectively, highlighting the benefits of technological innovations to consumers.

Fiona Vanier, Senior Analyst at Point Topic, said competition with other internet service providers (ISPs) and technologies has kept up the downward pressure on bandwidth prices in the last few months.

She noted: "In the last 12 months, the price of bandwidth over fibre has dropped by just over seven per cent.

"In the same period DSL bandwidth costs fell twice that but the real movement has been in cable bandwidth which is almost 20 per cent cheaper per megabit than 12 months ago on a worldwide basis."

Last month, Andrew Walwyn, Managing Director of ISP Tariam, claimed that consumers can save money by investing in satellite broadband services.

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