One in Ten Broadband Users Surf on the Toilet

by Jayne Davison
Posted by Hannah on 23 October 2008
One in Ten Broadband Users Surf on the Toilet

Bored on the loo? Why not catch up on some emailing?

The humble book is being replaced by the laptop in lavatories across the UK, according to the internet service provider Plusnet. Its research revealed that one in ten broadband users have surfed the web while sat on the loo.

According to the survey, the living room remains the most popular place to log on - even more so than the home office or study. Of those questioned, 35 per cent also said they had gone online from the comfort of their own bed.

Plusnet said the growing popularity of wireless internet connections is allowing broadband users to access the web in the most unusual of places.

Neil Armstrong, product director at Plusnet, said: "Some people are now such fans of emailing and the internet they want to stay in touch with the worldwide web whenever and wherever they are. The explosion of WiFi broadband allows them to do that," Web User quotes.

Indeed, Plusnet found recently that broadband internet access is a valuable asset for the majority of British consumers. Some 92 percent said that despite the ongoing credit crunch and its impact on their personal finances, they would not give up their broadband connection. However, one-third said they would be willing to switch to another provider.

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Your Comments

on 26 Oct 2008 22:36
This would be easier if more laptops weren't so hot. Yes, natural progression through technology especially as ebook readers get more common, too.
on 23 Oct 2008 23:50
I'd be worried about the laptop taking a tumble into the bowl. Hey, it could happen.
on 23 Oct 2008 20:59
I'm one of those ten.
on 23 Oct 2008 20:22
Bored on the loo? Why not catch up on some emailing? Er, hygiene. Ever heard of it?
on 23 Oct 2008 19:54
I read this article while on the toilet. Thanks!