From The BBC:
Almost 16.5 million households in the UK now have internet access, an increase of 1.2 million since 2007, the latest official figures show.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the new figure represented close to two-thirds of UK households.
Homes in the South East are most likely to have internet access with those in north-east England least likely.
But charities said that insufficient effort had been made to encourage older people to use the internet.
Help the Aged said that internet access allowed people to save hundreds of pounds – but that nearly 7 million people aged 65 and over had never used the internet.
“Absolutely no progress has been made in getting older people online and the spotlight is now on Government and the industry to get switched on,” said David Sinclair, head of policy for the charity.
“Exclusion from modern society is increasingly less about being able to get to the library and more about being able to access the rivers of information…
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