- In May 2009, consumers spent an average of 25 minutes a day online at home - up from nine minutes in 2004
- Average household spending on internet services fell in real terms between 2007 and 2008
- Nearly a quarter of households, 23%, were watching catch-up TV online in 2008, compared with 17% in 2007
- This was driven by the BBC iPlayer, with 15% of internet users, 5.2 million, watching the service in 2008
- Overall take up of broadband across the UK reached 68% of households by the end of the first quarter of 2009, up from 58% on the previous year
- In May of this year there were more than 250,000 new mobile broadband connections, up from 139,000 new connections in May 2008.
- Ofcom also published a report into communications in the nations and regions, which showed take up of services was rising rapidly.
- Use of broadband in Scotland was up from 53% to 60%, in Northern Ireland take up rose from 52% to 64%, and in Wales from 45% to 58%.
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