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Topic # 9936 25-Oct-2006 12:59
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I wonder if NZ has some of its own Refuseniks and if it does they should all be hunted down and shot!

'Overall 44% of UK households don't have net access'. Hold on but are they not the shining light of LLU? I mean its cheap as chips and people still don't want it.

The government would probably be too afraid to conduct a similar survey here.

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  Reply # 49631 25-Oct-2006 13:18
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How many households in the UK have computers?

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  Reply # 49665 25-Oct-2006 16:20
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 Written by Andrew Orlowski  = BS alert. The man is an ignorant hack. Note that he writes in the same article that 56% of households have net access but two thirds of them don't have a PC. In fact 55% of households had a PC in 2002/3 (link), and it will have increased since then.

 In reality the increase in Internet access has been virtually straightline up since 2000, more than doubling from 25%, and it took an extra big leap in 2004 when LLU really took off and other BT-based services dropped in price and increased in speed to compete (link).

 Also note the percentage of connected households that have broadband connections rather than dialup: 69%, and 78% in London. I hate to think what the NZ equivalent is, maybe half that?

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  Reply # 49667 25-Oct-2006 16:28
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Thanks numfarr - one of those 'media beware' types. Although he is quoting research by 'broadband research outfit Point Topic'

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