Andy Atkins-Kruger

Private internet access in Austria falls behind in Europe

Austria has fallen back in terms of home-based internet access reports Futurezone – although Austrian-based businesses still have access levels to match the top countries in the world. European statistics published on Thursday shows that Austria ranks only 10th in Europe for private internet access whereas business access ranks within the top 5.

This however doesn’t mean – that the percentage of access has actually gone down – wonderful things statistics. Private access has increased from 43 to 48% (54% for men) between 2004 and 2005 – according to the report with broadband increasing from 15 to 23 in the same period. It’s just that Austria has increased a little more slowly relative to other countries.

Eurostat – which published the offending figures – says that 4 out of 10 Austrians have never used the internet. Shocking…

Andy Atkins-Kruger
Andy is the CEO of Webcertain. He is a trained linguist with 20 years experience in international marketing, having helped major brand leaders with their advertising and public relations projects on five continents. Webcertain has been operating multilingual search marketing campaigns for over 15 years and is one of few agencies which only deal with international campaigns; the company doesn't deal in single market projects. Andy speaks regularly at conferences around the world, writes for the Multinational Search column of SearchEngineLand.com and is the Managing Editor of the Multilingual Search blog.

2 Responses to Private internet access in Austria falls behind in Europe

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  2. David Temple says:

    Is it really that shocking or is it just a glitch, an anomaly? Do you think the demographics have anything to do with this trend? For instance is there a large elderly population in Austria? Not the sort of questions to keep you up at night I suppose but statistics will do that to you.

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