The latest figures from Ofcom show that the digital divide in narrowing and that Britons have virtually made the switch to digital TV and broadband. Regionally, there is great take-up of both. Nationally, we are now at 61% domestic internet access, 45% broadband and 75% digital TV. I know that leaves significant numbers without either at home but
the critical mass is now there. And really you should add in the access people have at work. Even people like security guards now often seem to have internet access these days and I am convinced that people do use the office computer for shopping as well as work. I think that it really does mean that by the time of analogue TV switchoff in 2012 we will be a nation not only of digital TV viewers but also of broadband users.