Half million Dutch seniors still without internet connection

Wednesday 15 July 2015 | 09:09 CET | News
Internet and mobile telephony are much less used among Dutch over-75s than TV and fixed-line services. Seniors use the new methods of communication less and are also less interested in the new services, according to the report 'Seniors and digitisation' from Telecompaper. There are around 1.2 million people over the age of 75 in the Netherlands. Almost half (46%) don't have internet connections, equal to around 500,000 people. The figures come from a survey in June by Telecompaper that questioned almost 600 children and grandchildren about the telecom habits of their parents or grandparents.

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Telecompaper
Countries: Netherlands
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One of the problems which older people have is with their eyesight. Mobile phones are generally very small, and the keys can be hard to see if your eyesight is not that good. It is possible, though very difficult to buy larger mobile phones, with larger keys, but they don't look sexy so they do not appeal to the mass market.
Richard Selby @ 15/7/2015 - 10:42

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