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UK’s internet use surges to record levels

UK adults are spending a record 4 hours a day online, with distinct signs that the coronavirus lockdown is changing communications.

According to Ofcom’s annual online nation report, one in three now watch online video more than traditional TV, with two in five making videos themselves. However, the increased usage brings with it concerns over the content that is being view. Nine in 10 online adults have concerns around video-sharing sites and apps

The regulator says the proportion of UK online adults making video calls has also doubled during lockdown, with more than seven in 10 doing so at least weekly. Houseparty, which combines group video calls with games and quizzes grew from 175,000 adult visitors in January to 4 million in April. But the increase is far outstripped by virtual meeting platform Zoom. It grew from 659,000 UK adults to reach 13 million adults over the same period – a rise of almost 2,000%.

Toople PLC (LON:TOOP) offers business broadband, fiber, Ethernet first mile and Ethernet data, business mobile phones, cloud PBX and SIP Trunking, and traditional services. Toople works with the big players in the market such as Vodafone & BT. 

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