According to the Swiss Media Research and Studies organisation (la société Recherches et études des médias publicitaires (REMP)) reported by Edicom, the number of web users in Switzerland now exceeds 4 million representing around 60% of the population. Between April and September, 4 million people accessed the web at least once, says the report – which means that 200,000 more are using the web.
Intriguingly, the growth was greatest in the smaller Italian area of Switerland – around the Ticino canton leading to Lake Maggiore in Italy. Swiss German and French speaking areas managed growth of 5% – although of course this is a larger number of actual users.
Home use has grown more rapidly than work use with more than two-thirds using the internet at home. In the last 3 years, says the report, it is search which has increased most substantially with – alongside gaming.
Unfortunately for money focused-Switzerland, stock market access has actually declined!
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