ICT Used Somewhat Less in Finland than in Other Nordic Countries

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Helsinki, 15 December, 2005 — ICT Used Somewhat Less in Finland than in Other Nordic Countries

Nearly four out of five 16 to 74-year-olds used the Internet in the Nordic Countries in spring 2005. Internet use was most common in Iceland, where the Internet was used by 86 per cent of the population and the second most common in Sweden, where 81 per cent utilised the Internet. Only 73 per cent of Finns made use of the Internet, which was the least of all Nordic Countries. This appears from the publication Nordic Information Society Statistics 2005 released by the Nordic Council of Ministers and the national statistical institutes of the Nordic Countries.

Over 80 per cent of Icelandic households had an Internet connection at home, in Finland good one half. As many as almost two thirds of households in Iceland had broadband at home and nearly one half in Denmark, but only good one third in Finland.

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