More Birmingham mums are switching on to the benefits of high speed broadband, according to UK Online.
The firm says that 73 per cent of mums in the city believe that having broadband internet access at home makes life easier. UK Online asked over 1,000 UK mums with children aged 4-16 about their attitudes to the internet, and how it benefits them and their families.
The UK Online survey results highlighted the changing attitude to broadband among the region's mums, reflecting the enormous lifestyle and educational benefits of having fast internet access at home.
The results showed that 78 per cent of Birmingham's mums would wholeheartedly recommend broadband to other families, reporting fewer worries about the phone bill (58 per cent), fewer family arguments about who's using the phone line (50 per cent) and the added attraction of saving time and money by doing their shopping online (43 per cent).
With 50 per cent of Birmingham's mums reporting that their kids regularly bring home schoolwork that requires them to use the internet, it's no surprise that broadband is now seen as one of the most important tools to provide in the home.
When asked to list the most important things to provide for their children at home, 53 per cent of mums in Birmingham opted for broadband access, ahead of a television (41 per cent), a mobile phone (34 per cent), DVD player (18 per cent) or games console (16 per cent).
Chris Stening, UK Online's general manager, said: "I'm delighted that Birmingham's mums are so switched on to the benefits of broadband. There are huge benefits for their children's education."