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Change in Telemedia Act to boost German economy

Friday 3 June 2016 | 13:02 CET | News
Two out of three internet users in Germany would use online services more frequently via free public WLAN hotspots. Online news would see the largest increase in usage at 41 percent followed by messenger services such as WhatsApp (32%) and social networks (22%), according to an online survey conducted on behalf of industry group BVDW among 1,004 internet users in Germany.

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Countries: Germany
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