Telia poll indicates increased use of the Internet for education

A Gallup poll commissioned by Telia shows that around half of all students with broadband connections at home use the Internet to help them with their studies. 32% of respondents said they used the Internet in their studies more or a lot more after acquiring broadband.
The poll was performed to find out how Internet users' habits change when they have broadband. Among the activities that increase is the use of the Internet for studies. Both adult students and school children were polled. Around half of respondents said they used Internet for their studies, and 32% said they use the Internet more or much more now that they have broadband compared with when they used a telephone modem.
"Students today often use the Internet as their first source of information. These figures show that broadband means faster and more efficient opportunities to find information and communicate with others, such as other students and teachers", says Indra Åsander, Head of Telia Internet Services.
Searching for information via the Internet was one of the most common activities mentioned by respondents. Almost three households in ten are connected more than six hours more a day, compared to previously.
The poll was carried out among 600 randomly chosen customers of Telia's broadband service (Telia ADSL and com hem internet cable) between 11 and 18 November 2001 (margin of error +/- 4%).
Ola Kallemur, Head of Press & PR, Telia Internet Services
Phone: +46 70 600 12 59
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