More than half the world now connected


More than half the world now connected
Neil Jacobsohn
Posted: 7 March 2011

It’s an historic moment – Internet World Stats (, which tracks global internet usage, reports today that for the first time, more than HALF the people on the planet are connected to the Internet.  The site reported: ‘The Internet has just reached another record figure in the world. Our database shows there are 3,675,824.813 Internet users in the world. The Internet penetration rate, equivalent to the percentage of the world population that has access to the Internet, is 50.1%.’  Unsurprisingly, North America leads with 80,9% penetration, followed by Europe at 73.9%. Asia sits at 45.6% and Africa lags at 28.7%.


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