Business ISP Star UK Finds Workers Use Office Internet for Personal Stuff

The latest independent survey of 1,000 workers from business ISP Star UK has found that 72% of British workers spend their lunch hour online and performing activities like shopping, banking, catching up with the latest sport or chatting to their friends on email or Facebook.

The research was conducted after Star noticed that the network bandwidth usage for business Internet traffic in their data centres was consistently peaking between 12:00 – 14:00hrs, which is normally when British workers should be enjoying their lunch breaks.

The most popular lunchtime habits for 63% of people are checking their personal email accounts, engaging in online shopping and banking (62%), and 31% catch up with friends on social networking sites like Facebook – unsurprisingly this trend was higher ( 40%) for younger workers between the ages of 16 to 34 years.


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