Four out of Five Canadians logged on to the net in 2009

In 2009, four out of five (80%) Canadians aged 16 and older or 21.7 million people logged onto the Internet for personal reasons, up from 73% in 2007, according to Industry Canada’s 2009 Canadian Internet Use Survey.

The survey, which was conducted in November of 2009, asked more than 23,000 Canadians aged 16 years and over about their Internet use, including shopping, for the previous 12 months.

Two thirds of the world’s inhabitants now have mobile phones

By the end of 2009, two out of every three inhabitants on planet Earth (4.6 billion) had a mobile phone subscription, according to UN Report released today.

The report by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said it expects the number of mobile phone subscriptions to surpass 5 billion by the end of 2010, up from about 1 billion subscriptions in 2002.

Four out of five Canadian have internet access at home

A telephone survey conducted by Ipsos Reid has found that over four in five Canadians (82%) now have Internet access at home.

The researchers say this represents a 6% increase from the second quarter of 2008 and a 4% increase from six months earlier.

Study concludes Canadian broadband is too expensive and too slow

A study released this week by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School this week, which compared broadband service across thirty OECD countries has concluded that Canada’s is lagging most developed countries in critical broadband measures.

Canada ranked fifth in broadband penetration

A recent report by Gartner ranks Canada fifth in broadband penetration in 2008.

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