Nearly 16.5m UK households are now connected to the internet according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reports the BBC. The figure represents a year-on-year increase of 1.2m homes and represents almost two-thirds of all UK households. According to the figures over two-thirds of British adults now go online every day. Education is also a defining factor: 93% of adults aged under 70 with university degrees or similar qualifications have internet access at home. In comparison only 56% of people without formal qualifications use the internet. Further recent figures from Ofcom show that use of PCs and laptops has grown fourfold since 2002.
Index of internet connectivity
From The BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk, 26/08/2008