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56% of Czech households connected to internet in 2010

20/06/2011 05:24 (1038 Day 06:36 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The percentage of households connected to the internet in the Czech Republic increased by 7 p.p. year on year in 2010, to 56%, according to the Czech Statistical Office (CSU). The figure is still below the EU average of 70%.


Meanwhile, the percentage of households with a broadband connection amounted to 51% last year, compared to 44% in 2009. The proportion of households using high-speed broadband connections compared to dial-up connections has shifted significantly in the past five years or so. At present, about nine out of 10 households with internet have a high-speed connection.

Furthermore, the most frequently used broadband connection technology in the country last year was Wi-Fi. In Q2 2010, nearly one million households were using Wi-Fi to connect to the internet in the Czech Republic.

The number of Czech households with PCs has also been rising steadily, reaching nearly 2.5 million in 2010, or 59% of all households. The figure was 54% in 2009. Almost one fifth of households had more than one PC in 2010, while approximately one fourth had a laptop.

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Parliament issues strong call for EU lobby transparency register to become mandatory

16/04/2014 16:53 (6 Day 19:07 minutes ago)

The FINANCIAL -- The report approved by MEPs gives an important signal to the European Commission that a far more ambitious approach is needed to secure genuine lobby transparency in the EU, according to EUbusiness Ltd.


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