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Brits Have High Appetite For Broadband, Says Survey

‘Air, water, food, and Internet’- this seems to be motto of most UK residents, as 92 percent of them would continue to keep their broadband connections, in spite of the current credit crunch in UK, a poll organized by ISP Plusnet has revealed.

Instead of withdrawing their internet connection, 30 percent of the people surveyed would prefer to cancel their magazine subscriptions, or stop smoking and drinking, 14 percent would stop dining out, and 12 percent would abstain from going cinema.

58 percent of Brits would continue with their existing ISPs, whereas, 34 percent would look for a more cost effective option, the survey unveiled.

Plusnet Product Director, Neil Armstrong stated that this survey exhibited a high level of volatility in the broadband market, as the users are shopping around for the best deals,.

Furthermore, internet is assisting people in choosing cheaper goods and services, and thereby helping them to withstand the current economic slump, Armstrong added.

Désiré Athow
Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.