Here I publish my records of Internet connection in UK homes. The chart may be of
interest to a teacher wishing to illustrate this kind of economic behaviour or to plot
some real data on a scattergraph. It may also be of interest to researchers in this
My records go back to 1995, shortly after Microsoft began bundling Internet Explorer
as a free web browser.
The following sources have contributed and I acknowledge them here. Thank you.
Virtual Surveys Ltd, Royal Society of Medecine Press, BBC On-line, OfTel (now OfCom) and
The Office of National Statistics (ONS).
A few values early on on the graph have been interpolated, as reliable data was scarce
before 1998. A trendline has been automatically generated by the spreadsheet
software. Also, a measure of statistical confidence in the trendline has been added.
Here is the chart.