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Published: 22nd Jun 2016

The amount of time Britons spend on the internet has grown, according to new research. 

A survey of more than 1,200 people by ISPreview has revealed close to two-thirds (64.7 per cent) have increased their internet usage since last year. 

In light of this, 36.6 per cent of respondents said they now spend eight hours or more online each day. Some 31.2 per cent of people are on the net for between four and eight hours, while just under a quarter (24.3 per cent) spend two to four hours on the web. Only 7.7 per cent of respondents said they use the internet for less than two hours per day.

This is further evidence of how important the web is becoming to everyday life in the UK. Earlier this year, research by the Office for National Statistics revealed three-quarters of the population go online every day, which is an increase of 20 million people when compared to 2006.

The organisation found 83 per cent of households now have internet access, while sending emails is the most common online activity, being undertaken by 75 per cent of web users.

ISPreview's survey also asked respondents how much broadband data they tend to consume on a monthly basis. More than half (51.9 per cent) said they use 60 gigabytes or more, which is up from 37.6 per cent when the same question was posed two years earlier. 

The website stated this is evidence that people are no longer "cautious downloaders" due to the number of internet service providers that offer unlimited data usage packages. 

One such company is Avonline, as we provide unlimited night-time data allowances on three of our four packages. When combined with the high speeds and reliable connections provided by our satellite technology, this ensures we offer one of the best broadband services in the UK and Ireland.

Posted by Craig Roberts