Two out of three households have Internet access at home

Vincent Gombault, division Conditions de vie des ménages, Insee

In ten years, the proportion of households with Internet access at home rose from 12% to 64%. The “digital divide” is therefore narrowing, but differences by education and social category persist. The computer is still the most widely used medium, but new Internet-access channels are gaining ground. Mobile Internet, for example, has made significant inroads: 24% of Internet users were already browsing the Web on their cellphones in 2010, up from a modest 9% in 2008.

Insee Première
No 1340
Paru le : 02/03/2011