Printed from http://www.electronista.com

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]





By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Cat B100

Cat is primarily known for its heavy-duty machinery used in the construction industry and farming, among other areas. What may not be ...

Linksys EA6900 AC Router

As 802.11ac networking begins to makes its way into more and more devices, you may find yourself considering an upgrade for your home ...

D-Link DIR-510L 802.11AC travel router

Having Internet access in hotels and other similar locations used to be a miasma of connectivity issues. If Wi-Fi was available, it wa ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News