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Canadians lead in web use, lag in Internet TV

updated 06:40 pm EST, Thu December 30, 2010

Country leads in availability of Internet access

Citizens of Canada reportedly spend more time browsing the Internet than any other country, according to data released by the research firm comScore. Over two thirds of Canadians frequently take advantage of their Internet connections, averaging 42 hours each month. France and Britain share the second spot with 62 percent, while 60 percent of Germans report similar habits.

The research suggests only 59 percent of Americans surf the Internet very often, however the same group is the most likely to view web-based television content. The discrepancy has been explained by the early establishment of Apple TV, Google TV and Netflix in the US market before arriving to the northern neighbor. It is unclear if the prevalence of broadband usage caps also serves as a deterrent to video consumption in Canada.

Despite lagging behind in Internet TV usage, Canadians are also the most likely group to engage in social networking. Over half of the country's citizens have Facebook accounts, while Twitter is also particularly popular. [via Reuters]





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