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TELECOMWORLDWIRE-6 April 2001-UK lagging behind in broadband take-up (C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

The UK is far behind other countries in the adoption of high-speed Internet access, according to new research.

NetValue examined Internet usage in 11 countries, and concluded that only China has fewer households accessing the Internet through high-speed connections.

Europe's leading broadband market is France, where one in 16 online households use a broadband connection, while the figure is more than one in two in South Korea. The USA is second behind Korea, with one in nine online households using broadband. This compares to just one in every 32 households in the UK.

One of the reasons for the slow adoption of high-speed access in the UK is thought to be the high monthly charges, at GBP40 compared to around GBP37 in France and GBP32 in the USA according to B2B Markets and Exchanges.

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Date:Apr 6, 2001
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