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