Bulgaria Ranks Bottom in EU for Internet Access

Society | April 5, 2014, Saturday // 16:36| Views: | Comments: 4
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Almost half of Bulgaria's households have no access to internet, which is the highest rate in the European Union.

There is internet in 54% of households, while the EU average is 79%, Dariknews reports. The highest percentage is in the Netherlands – 95%.

As many as 2.38 million Bulgarians have never used the internet. The figure, however, has dropped from 3 million in 2010.

Despite the low number of households with internet, Bulgarians enjoy one of the fastest connections, as well as number of Wi-Fi zones.

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Behemoth2.0 - 7 Apr 2014 // 13:36:15


when do your editors learn to quote a source correctly? The source of this data is not Darikradio. It is Eurostat.

Regarding internet access and broadbent connectivity, Bulgaria makes a fast progress even in remote areas and the transmission speed is faster than in some Western European countries. So at least in this area, Bulgaria seems to be right on track.

Mark Mc Daid - 7 Apr 2014 // 11:54:33

I'm English living in the UK but travel to Sofia 3 or 4 times a year. In answer to only approx. 'half of Bulgarians have Internet access' gives the Impression that they are behind other countries as far as IT is concerned; for a country that has so little finances in my opinion they have a better and faster internet access than the UK

Djerdai - 7 Apr 2014 // 11:53:23

I have always found that when discussing anything Bulgarian (as with any other group of people/things, come to that) you should always preface remarks with "some". For example... "some" Bulgarian villages have better/faster internet than rural areas of the UK. Alternatively, instead of "some" you could use "in my own limited experience".
Anyway, so much of the enjoyment of life is based on knowledge and so much that is bad about life is based on ignorance and the internet is a great educator.

Thenonymous - 5 Apr 2014 // 17:04:02

Bulgarian villages have better/faster internet than rural areas of the UK. The fact that so many people don't use the internet is in no way a bad thing, people have lived their entire lives without the benefits of facebook and google for hundreds of thousands of years and have probably been better off because of that. The people who come up with these meaningless statistics probably google them between facebook updates.

It is possible to come up with meaningless drivel without recourse to the internet, I suspect that Bulgarian households consume the least amount of haggis in the EU; Doesn't your heart go out to the poor Bulgarians...

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