News Burst: Britain loves technology

Britain is raising a nation of technology addicts

Britain is an officially tech-savvy nation with nearly half of the adult population using the Internet, according to the Official Yearbook of the United Kingdom published Thursday.

Britain 2001 based on data from the Office of National Statistics, reveals that 20.4 million adults -- around 45 percent of the population -- have accessed the Internet.

An Oftel survey also showed that the number of Britons using mobile phones has more than doubled in the last 18 months, from 14.8 million in March 1999 to 33 million in September 2000.

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