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Brits 'would rather lose utilities or TV than broadband'

Thursday, April 11th 2013 by Paul France
Brits would rather cope without utilities or TV than broadband, study shows

Broadband is now more important than utilities and TV to Brits, according to a new study.

Broadband has become an essential part of life for many families and businesses in recent years as more and more services are now available online.

However, a new report has revealed just how important it is to tech-savvy British workers.

Nearly 40 per cent of people said they would be more stressed if they were unable to access an internet connection than if they had to go without gas, electricity, water or television.

Claire Sellick from Infosecurity Europe, which commissioned the study, said: "Having internet connection is part and parcel of our everyday lives, becoming more important than even heat and water at home."

She stated that although the results may be surprising, it shows how dependent the nation is becoming on its broadband connections.

The poll of 1,000 commuters also revealed that one in four believes that they could only be without their internet connection for 24 hours.

Only four per cent of respondents to the study, which was carried out in London last month, said they did not need any web access at all in their lives.

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