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Oftel's figures show shrinking internet audience

It's a tiny fall but it is the first...
Written by John Oates, Contributor on

It's a tiny fall but it is the first...

Oftel's quarterly survey of internet connectivity in the UK has shown a small fall for the first time. Since last quarter one per cent less homes in Britain are connected to the web. The fall is from a high of 40 per cent in May to 39 per cent in August. But the telecoms watchdog is not drawing any conclusions from the survey. A spokesman for Oftel said: "It is too early to say from single quarter's results whether or not this represents a change in the long-term trend." According to the BBC. Users spent an average of eight hours a week online in August.
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