GLASTONBURY, Conn. - Middle-market manufacturers' Internet use is rising dramatically, according to a survey by Fleet Capital Corp.

The annual telephone poll of 300 chief financial officers found that 57% of companies derived some sales from the Internet, up from 24% last year. The companies said they generated an average of 17% of their sales from the Web and predicted that figure would rise to 23% in the next 12 months.

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