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Two out of three people in the UK have access to the Net in one form or another, according to the latest ponderings from Jupiter MMXI.

Analysts claim that more than 33 million people used the Net between April and June with 35 to 49-year-olds making up a quarter of those online.

The report, from Online Market Landscape, found that two-thirds of those who use the Net do so from home. The rest access the Net either from work or from cybercafes, libraries, friends' houses or schools.

The survey also claims that more and more people are accessing the Net via game consoles and TV set top boxes.

In the last three months more than a million people accessed the Net from games consoles. Some 1.5 million people accessed the Web via their TVs.

Said Mari Kim Coleman of Jupiter MMXI: "For the first time, we can see the real penetration of the Internet in the UK.

"No longer the preserve of the few, it clearly appeals to a broad spectrum of people - old and young, male and female, rich and poor," she said.

One dampener on the continued growth of Net user appears to be the high cost of owning and running a Net-enabled PC.

More than four million people visit other people's homes to access the web, and some businesses limit Net access in their offices, the report said. ®

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