Dutch in the lead for internet connections

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3 December 2007, LUXEMBOURG – The Dutch are in the lead when it comes to internet access. No country in the EU has as many connections per capita as the Netherlands. This emerged from figures from European statistics bureau Eurostat on Monday.

3 December 2007

LUXEMBOURG – The Dutch are in the lead when it comes to internet access. No country in the EU has as many connections per capita as the Netherlands. This emerged from figures from European statistics bureau Eurostat on Monday.

83 percent of households in the Netherlands are hooked up to the worldwide web. The EU average was 54 percent in the first quarter of this year. The fewest internet connections are in Bulgaria (19 percent).

The Netherlands is also on top with regard to the number of high speed connections, like ADSL: 74 percent, compared to an EU average of 42 percent.

The Dutch also use the internet to make phone calls more often than other Europeans. 25 percent of the Dutch use some sort of internet telephone service, compared to just 15 percent of Europeans. The Dutch are close to the European average however with regard to building their own websites or chatting.

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