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UPDATED: 08:22, April 07, 2006
Three quarters of Greeks have never used Internet
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Nearly three quarters or 73 percent of Greeks have never used the Internet, the highest percentage of non-Internet users in Europe, according to figures released by Eurostat on Thursday.

The European statistics agency also found that Internet use among Greek students was lower than among their European counterparts and that only 1 percent of Greek households had a broadband Internet connection, compared with 23 percent of households throughout Europe, Athens News Agency reported.

Greece also had the third-lowest rate of Internet access by households (22 percent) in Europe, after Lithuania (16 percent) and the Czech Republic (19 percent).

Greeks also use the Internet less frequently than other Europeans: only 18 percent of Greeks use the Internet at least once a week compared with 43 percent of EU residents.

Greece also has the highest rate for those who have never used the Internet, which accounts for 71 percent of men, 75 percent of women, 31 percent of students, 59 percent of the working people and 72 percent of the unemployed.

Source: Xinhua

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