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The Royal Wedding failed to generate a surge in online traffic, internet service provider KC has reported.

According to the firm, relatively few broadband customers appear to have watched the ceremony via IPTV services, despite the availability of live streaming.

Nick Thompson, Director of Consumer Services at KC, commented that TV had remained the medium of choice for most people watching the Westminster Abbey service.

"We weren't surprised to see web traffic continue as normal during the ceremony as the Royal Wedding is very much a social event, with many people preferring to watch with friends and family at street parties or on television rather than online," he stated.

"The fact that the wedding took place during a Bank Holiday will have also played a part, as we may have otherwise seen traffic increase if people had to watch from their desks at work."

Mr Thompson said more people may use IPTV catch-up services to replay the wedding over the coming days.

Last week, TalkTalk Communications Director Mark Schmid predicted that the Royal Wedding could help to further popularise online TV services.

"TV allows us to see what's going on, but it doesn't really allow us to comment on what we're seeing and share our thoughts with other people," he told the company blog.

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