In the UK and Ireland, over forty million people access the internet each month and half of us now watch TV while surfing the internet via our laptop, mobile phone or tablet computer*. This availability of portable devices means that we are increasingly reliant on internet technology, for activities other than simple web browsing, for example:
We now use network printers, scanners and webcams at home.
We hold centralised family photos, music, movies and we expect to back-up our work files.
Our games consoles offer the thrill of massively multi-player games that can operate across a Local Area Network (LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN).
We expect to make and receive free calls across the internet with services such as Skype.
We stream High Definition movies and music to different rooms simultaneously, and we still expect our broadband to cope.
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* (Internet Advertising Bureau) IAB UK December 2011