Britons' internet on the rise thanks to mobile phones

05/03/2013

Britons Internet On The Rise Thanks To Mobile Phones

Brits are now more connected than ever before, with 33 million of us going online and using the internet every day, according to new research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The study showed that two-thirds of people over the age of 16 are surfing the web, checking emails and logging in to their social networks on a daily basis.

Almost nine-in-ten click on to sites like Facebook and Twitter, while email remains the most frequented online activity.

The popularity of going online through mobile phones is also growing at a fast pace. Over half of adults used their smartphone to access the internet last year, which is more than double the figure recorded in 2011.

Nearly one-third of people use their phone every day to go online, with consumers benefitting from falling prices of devices as new models get released.

Tablets are another popular way of internet surfing, with two-in-ten using these products to get online outside of their home or office.

Posted by Samantha Green

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