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BT survey shows Irish cannot live without Wi-Fi, smartphones

Wednesday 15 May 2019 | 19:32 CET | News

Irish people have a passion for technology with over 1 in 3 saying they cannot live without Wi-Fi, with almost 50 percent of 29-24 year olds dependent on it, according to new research from BT Ireland.

Mobile phones were in second place with at 28 percent, with 1 in 3 25-39 year olds being most attached to their phones. The research, conducted to celebrate BT Ireland's 20 years as organisers of the Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, shows that the majority of 12-18 and 19-24 year olds (Generation Z) would like to see science & technology tackle social and climate issues. It also found that young people aged 12-24 are the most interested in science & technology (63%).

The next BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place from 08-11 January 2020. It is open to all second-level students aged 19-19 in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Students can enter alone or as part of group in one of four categories - Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences; Biological and Ecological Sciences; Social & Behavioural Sciences; and Technology. 



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Countries: Ireland / United Kingdom
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