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Internet access – households and individuals: 2016

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  • The internet was used daily or almost daily by 82% of adults (41.8 million) in Great Britain in 2016, compared with 78% (39.3 million) in 2015 and 35% (16.2 million) in 2006.
  • In 2016, 70% of adults accessed the internet ‘on the go’ using a mobile phone or smartphone, up from 66% in 2015 and nearly double the 2011 estimate of 36%.
  • New analysis on the use of smart TVs show 21% of adults used them to connect to the internet in 2016.
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