x

Society

Survey: 8 in 10 Greek Households Have Internet Access at Home

November 10, 2020

ATHENS — Eight in every 10 Greek households have access to the internet at home (80.4 pct) this year, up 73.3 pct in comparison with 2010, Hellenic Statistical Authority said in a survey released on Tuesday. The survey was conducted on 5,111 households around Greece.

The survey showed that 80 pct of households used broadband connections, up 2.4 pct from 2019, while 78.1 pct used the internet in the first quarter of 2020, up 3.2 pct from the previous year. In addition, 98 pct of those who used the internet in the first quarter of 2020 used the internet on a regular basis (at least once a week) and 88.7 pct of regular users used the internet at least twice a day.

The survey said that 88.9 pct of users sought information and services, 52.9 pct used e-governance services for personal reasons and 47.8 pct used the internet for e-purchases, of which 65 pct were clothing-footwear and 30.4 pct were computers, tablets, smart phones etc. A 71.4 pct of smart phone users had antivirus, antispam and firewall protections. It found that 37.6 pct of internet users connected through the TV, 10 pct through a game console and 9.1 pct through a smart watch.

RELATED

ATHENS - An earthquake measuring 5.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

After Amazon, Google’s First Cloud Region Coming to Greece

ATHENS - Despite having a costly Internet that’s the slowest in the European Union, Greece is continuing to attract high-tech giants, with Alphabet’s Google planning to create its first cloud region in the country.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.