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Statistics on Internet Use in Switzerland

(ICTjournal, August 19, 2013)

The semi-annual report titled “NET-Metrix-Base” has been produced, covering the period October 2012 through March 2013. Statistical trends show the Swiss population becoming “heavy users” of the Internet, with more than 85% (5.4 million people) connected. Only about 1 million remain unconnected, compared to 2 million 10 years ago. The NET-Metrix report also compares Internet use by region, by gender, by age, and by level of education. Even in the 50+ age group, penetration is 68.5%, and for people under 30, it is near 99%. Likewise, although high levels of education correlate with the highest usage, almost 70% of people with only basic schooling are regular Internet users.

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