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Elderly Inclined to Fibre Broadband and Social Networking Reveals Study

According to a new revelation made by, fibre cable broadband is becoming increasingly popular amongst older people.

Edd Dawson, the editor of the group revealed that a large proportion of pensioners are now embracing fast-speed broadband services and also, making great usage of social networking tools.

"Facebook is one of the biggest growth areas in [terms of being used by] the older generation. People are now using it to keep in touch with grandchildren and children," he stated as cited by CommsExpress.

He also said that that older generations are increasingly becoming dependant on the Internet when it comes to keeping in touch with family members all across the world. Apparently, he believes that the trend is constantly on the rise, and will continue to do so in the years to come.

"It is definitely a growth area - people are getting used to it. There are going to be some die-hards that never want the internet, but at the end of the day you can't afford not to use it," Dawson said.

Meanwhile, a recent study by shed light into the fact that at least 22 percent of the above 60 population were social networking users, most commonly Facebook and Twitter.