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Fewer internet connections in former East German states

Thursday 6 November 2014 | 12:59 CET | News
The number of internet connections in households in former East German states is significantly lower than in the West, according to IT association Bitkom. While on average 88 percent of all German households have an internet connection, four out of five 'new Lander' are below average; only Thueringen lies above the average with 89 percent. The highest broadband penetration is in Niedersachsen with 92 percent. The difference between eastern and western states is reflected in the use of IT and the internet as well; four out of five Germans (80%) use the internet once a week, while the eastern

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: Bitkom
Countries: Germany
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