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Survey: Canadian Internet attachment

According to a new survey conducted by Angus Reid Forum for Primus Canada, 46% of Canadians would give up television before they would give up the Internet or their telephone. Thirty-five percent of respondents would give up their phone in order to keep their Internet and television service, while 20% were willing to give up Internet access. Western Canadians were most willing to give up television service over Internet or telephone service, with 61% of British Columbia respondents and 58% of Alberta respondents affirming this choice. According to the results, 35% of Canadians over 55 would rather keep Internet or phone service over television, while 67% of 18-to-34-years-olds responded the same way. Females were 50% willing to give up television to keep Internet or phone service compared to 41% of males. Fifty-two percent of Canadians earning over $100,000 per year would give up television, while 54% of respondents with a post-university education would do the same. "This survey proves that Canadians have reached a comfort level and reliance on the Internet that is at least on par with that of TV and phones," said Rob Warden, vice-president of residential services at Primus Canada. "With the increased interactivity offered by both online and mobile phone access, the ability to connect, be entertained and more is easier than ever."

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