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BBC Annual Report: New Media Review (23 Aug 2004)
In March 2004, for the first time, half the British population aged over 15 used the internet. Some 45% of them - more than 10 million - visited This statistic has added to the evidence that the rapid growth of the internet in the UK has been fuelled by the availability of BBC content and by the efforts made by the BBC to open up the digital world to new users. A good example is the People’s War World War Two site which has been designed in partnership with Age Concern to introduce over-60s to the internet. It is attracting up to 140,000 users a month. The overall growth in use has been achieved despite a change in investment priorities that shifted funding away from the internet towards interactive television.
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