May 18, 2006
One billion people have Internet access
WASHINGTON (AFP) - More than one billion people in the world have access to the Internet, with a quarter of them with broadband, or high-speed connections, according to a survey.
The report by the firm eMarketer said the milestone of one billion was reached in late 2005, and that nearly 250 million households had broadband connections.
The firm estimates that of these people, 845 million use the Internet regularly.
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