39pc of Belgians have never been online

6th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

6 April 2006, BRUSSELS — While 53 percent of Belgians surfed the internet on a weekly basis last year, some 39 percent have never been online.

6 April 2006

BRUSSELS — While 53 percent of Belgians surfed the internet on a weekly basis last year, some 39 percent have never been online.

Belgium performs slightly better than the EU average, with half of Belgian households connected to the internet.

The EU statistics bureau Eurostat also said on Thursday that a total of 41 percent have broadband internet.

Among the business sector, 95 percent of firms had an internet connection last year. Some 78 percent had a broadband connection, news agency Belga reported.

People who are not online are usually unemployed workers: 48 percent of that group has never been online.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Belgian news

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