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Heavy broadband data usage grows

Heavy broadband data usage grows

Category: Broadband

Updated: 13/12/2016
First Published: 10/09/2013

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Internet users are now consuming more data per month over their broadband ISP connections then ever before.

Research by ISP review reveals that 51.9% of respondents to its survey use more than 60GB of broadband data per month – up from 37.6% two years ago.

At the same time, the percentage of internet users who said they used less than 5GB of data dropped from 12.4% in 2011 to just 6.1% today.

The survey results also showed that 64.7% of respondents said they are consuming more data than they were 12 months ago.

Some 36.6% claimed to use the internet for more than eight hours a day, while 31.2% said they are online for between four and eight hours.

The number of broadband deals offering unlimited data usage has grown remarkably over the last few years.

This has meant increased competition, with internet users benefiting from falling prices across broadband packages.

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