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The number of fixed broadband connections in the UK has gone up in the last year, new data has revealed.

According to a report by Ofcom, there were 24.9 million fixed broadband connections by the end of the second quarter of 2016.

This is 684,000 - or 2.8 per cent - higher than the amount recorded a year earlier.

BT’s retail share of these connections was found to be 32.8 per cent - 0.5 per cent up on the figure for the same period of 2015.

Ofcom added that the number of fibre broadband connections went up by more than five per cent during this time.

The figures come shortly after BT revealed that it attracted a further 76,000 retail broadband customers during the three months to the end of September.

This accounted for nearly two-thirds of DSL and fibre broadband market net additions during this period and took the overall figure past 9.1 million.

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