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19.04.2017 13:29
40% of Bulgarian Households Say they Do Not Need Internet at Home
More than a third – 39.5 per cent – stated they did not need to own a computer, NSI data shows

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40.2 per cent of Bulgarian households stated they did not need internet connection at home, data for 2016 released by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute (NSI) suggest. According to NSI 51.9 per cent of households have internet at home. In cities and towns 59.0 per cent declared they had internet at home, while in the villages the home internet penetration was estimated at 31.9 per cent.

52.1 per cent of households said they own a computer, out of which 59.2 were from cities and towns, while 32.1 per cent were in villages. A small portion of the interviewed said they were only using machines provided by their employer. More than a third – 39.5 per cent – stated they did not need to own a computer, NSI data shows.

Meanwhile 1.7 per cent of Bulgarian households reported they had neither a landline, nor a mobile phone, while a little over a third of Bulgarians – 34.9 per cent, still have both.

6.4 per cent said they used only landline, while the majority – 56.2 per cent, said they only had a mobile phone. According to the NSI the prevailing part of the interviewed had two or more mobile phones.

The TV set remains the most frequently owned durable household good in Bulgaria, with 99.1 per cent of interviewed stating they owned one, while more than a quarter – 25.7 per cent, reported they had two or more TV sets at home.

TAGS: Bulgaria | internet | internet usage | statistics | NSI | landline | mobile phone | TV | TV set | stats | consumption | households 

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