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Internet access – households and individuals: 2017

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  • In 2017, 90% of households in Great Britain had internet access, an increase from 89% in 2016 and 57% in 2006.
  • In terms of access, 73% of adults accessed the internet “on the go” using a mobile phone or smartphone, more than double the 2011 rate of 36%.
  • In terms of purchases, 77% of adults bought goods or services online, up from 53% in 2008.
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