Ofcom Official Facts and Figures for UK Internet Usage

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Internet 2014 2015
Average time spent per month browsing online on PCs or laptops  31 hours 24 minutes
(March 2014) 
31 hours 19 minutes (March 2015)
Average UK broadband speed  17.8Mbit/s (Nov 2013)  22.8Mbit/s (Nov 2014)
Market shares of fixed broadband providers in the UK  BT 31%
Virgin Media 20%
TalkTalk 16%
Sky 21%
EE 3%
Others 9%
(End of 2013) 
BT 32%
Virgin Media 20%
TalkTalk 14%
Sky 22%
EE 4%
Others 8% 
(End of 2014)
Number of UK fixed residential & SME broadband lines  22.8 million
(end 2013) 
23.7 million
(end 2014)
Proportion of adults with broadband in the UK (fixed & mobile)  77% (Q1 2014)  80% (Q1 2015)
Proportion of online adults who use social networking sites  66% (2013)  72% (2014)
Proportion of people who use their mobile handset to access the internet  57% (Q1 2014)  61% (Q1 2015)
Superfast fixed broadband lines  5.3 million (end of 2013)  7.1million (end of 2014)
Superfast fixed broadband take-up 
(excluding leased lines) 
23.2% (end 2013)  30.0% (end 2014)