Access to the Internet is becoming more commonplace, but mutual fund investors with Internet access are not buying and selling funds online in growing numbers, according to a new survey from American Century Investments of Kansas City, Mo.

Internet access has grown from 18 percent in 1996 to 62 percent this year, according to American Century's fourth annual Internet Adoption Study. In the past three years, however, there has been essentially no increase in mutual fund shareholders' use of mutual fund companies' websites to buy and sell funds, according to the study.

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