[EU] Internet access & use in 2011

[EU] Internet access & use in 2011

The level of internet access increased in all Member States in the last five years but still a "non-negligible part of the EU population has never used it," according to the latest figures and news release published by Eurostat.

"For many people today it seems difficult to live without the internet, however a decreasing, but still non-negligible, part of the EU population has never used it. In the EU27, almost three quarters of households had access to the internet in the first quarter of 2011, compared with almost half in the first quarter of 2006.

The share of households with broadband internet connections more than doubled between 2006 and 2011, to reach 68% in 2011 compared with 30% in 2006. During the same period, the share of individuals aged 16-74 in the EU27 who had never used the internet decreased from 42% to 24%."

Note that the data represent only a small part of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) survey results. For more info and statistics visit Eurostat.

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