Third of Italians have never used the internet - Eurostat

Tuesday 21 July 2015 | 15:19 CET | News
Italy continues to lag behind other European countries in terms of internet take-up, with around 32 percent of Italians aged 16-74 having never been online, according to 2014 data released by Eurostat. The figure is well above the European average of 18 percent and compares unfavourably with neighbouring countries such as Switzerland (8 percent), Germany (11 percent) and France (12 percent). Only Greece (33 percent), Bulgaria (37 percent) and Romania (39 percent) have worse internet take-up rates than Italy.

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