Digital Single Market
Digital Economy & Society

Internet access and use in 2012 More than half of internet users post messages to social media… …and over 60% read news online

Internet access and use is widespread amongst the EU population. In the EU27, more than three quarters of households had access to the internet in 2012, compared with just under half in 2006. The proportion of households who have a broadband internet connection has increased more significantly. In 2012, 72% of EU27 households had access to the internet via a broadband connection, compared with 30% in 2006.