Broadband – we could not live without it says Communications Consumer Panel research findings

digital-britain-logo1Nearly three-quarters of people with broadband at home say that they couldn’t live without it and soon it will be essential for everyone, new research from the CCP (Communications Consumer Panel) has found.

The not online not included CCP Report report based on a survey of 2,000 adults identifies which services people use the internet for. 9 out of 10 (90%) internet users say that they use it for finding information, more than three-quarters use it for communications, 7 in 10 (71%) use it for transactions such as online banking and more than half (55%) use it for newer entertainment services such as downloading TV content.

In a significant comment Anna Bradley, CCP Panel Chair said:

“Government must make it clear what services and activities people will and will not be able to carry out with a download speed of 2Mb/s – and will need to keep this under review so that it does not become outmoded.”

The report is to be submitted to Lord Carter’s Digital Britain Review.

Other information: Communications Consumer Panel

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