A recent survey on internet access and use in 2011 by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, shows that almost 75 per cent of European households had internet access in early 2011. However, the level of internet access greatly varies between countries, with Bulgaria, Greece and Romania registering a rate of internet access at 50 per cent or less.
One of the aims of the Digital Agenda for Europe is to reduce the number of people aged 16 - 74 that have never used the Internet to 15 per cent by 2015. According to the survey, this figure was still at 24 per cent in 2011, with Cyprus and Portugal especially representing a high proportion of this percentage. However, since 2006, the number of internet users in Europe has greatly increased, by almost a fifth in most countries.
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Source: ECDL Foundation