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Dialup connections take the lead

Despite a stream of government and analyst figures showing more and more people switching to broadband connections, a massive 35.7 percent of PC Advisor readers are sticking with their trusty dial-up connections.

Within the first few days of posting the poll on PC Advisor's website, take up figures for ADSL broadband and dial-up internet connections were split 50:50 with ISDN and cable broadband showing no signs of support.

But 1,600 votes later ISDN connections accounted for 3.4 percent of take-up and cable broadband racked up 26.2 percent. Only 0.5 percent of people accessed the internet through a leased line connection.

ADSL broadband connections were hot on the heals of those for dial-up access at 34.3 percent.

The poll didn?t question the reasons why people have been slow at switching to broadband but past polls have revealed price and availability as the two key barriers.

A total of 1,696 people have taken part in the poll so far with votes still coming in, to take part click here.


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