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A total of 19.2 million households are now connected to the internet, a new report has indicated.

According to the Office for National Statistics, this figure has risen from 18.31 million over the course of the last 12 months.

In total, 73 per cent of homes now have access to web services, with 30.1 million people using the internet on a daily basis.

Mark Williams, spokesperson for the Office for National Statistics, said that since 2006 there has been "a significant increase" in the number of people using the internet.

"The number of adults accessing the internet every day has almost doubled to just over 30 million, though the UK is some way off from being completely online," he stated.

"Usage is closely linked with a number of socio-economic and demographic indicators with those less educated and on lower incomes less likely to access the web."

In related news, BT has reported that 15 million households and businesses now access the internet via its internet infrastructure.

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