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Report shows 40% of Irish homes are without broadband

Published 10/06/2007

40% of Irish homes with internet access still do not have a broadband connection according to a new report from the communications regulator.

The ComReg report also said that people with internet access spend an average of one hour on-line every day.

81 percent of broadband subscribers said they are satisfied with their connections.

But just one in four people have an internet connection in their homes and only 60% of these have broadband.

In Connaught-Ulster this figure drops to 38%.

The report also said that people spend an average of 53 euros on mobile phones each month, with men spending more than women.

Almost two thirds of people change their phone handset once every two years.

And an average of seven texts are per person every day, while the average number of calls per person is five.

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