Britons say broadband 'essential'

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 03/06/2009 20:02

UK consumers now believe broadband is becoming as essential a utility as electricity or water, according to a panel of government advisers.

Some 73% of those questioned described a high-speed connection as important.

The Communications Consumer Panel's research involved 16 focus groups and a face-to-face survey with 2,000 people across the UK.

Its findings will be submitted to Lord Carter's Digital Britain review, due to be published on 16 June.

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