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Home internet access surprisingly rare in many countries

by Ray Clancy on January 18, 2013

Home internet access surprisingly rare in many countries

Would be expats, especially those who will rely on good internet access to carry out their work and business, might want to check if the country they are moving to has good access. Expats also rely heavily on the internet to stay in touch with family and friends but a new survey shows that access various considerably even within countries with generally good internet connectivity.

While internet access worldwide is increasing, just 32% of adults in 2011 reported having home internet access, according to Gallup surveys conducted in 148 countries. This is up from 29% in 2010 and 25% in 2009 and was in response to a core Gallup question; Does your home have access to the internet? The pollster says that it is important to note that these results reflect the percentage of adults who answered yes, rather than the percentage of households in a given country with internet access. [click to continue…]

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