Our neighbors up north..

March 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm (Comm 2322 PR Connections, Comm 4333 PR connections)

Canada, believe it or not, was just recently reported to be the Number one internet users in the world. It’s safe to say that I’m not the only one who was surprised that the average Canadian spends 43.5 hours a month on the Web, almost twice the worldwide average of 23.1 hours. They lead the world in internet usage and not just by a small margin. This may have to do with the different social media outlets that allow Canadians to interact with eachother, and also with Netflix recently moving north of the boarder. Now Canadians can watch all their favorite shows instead of fight the snow outside.

Emailing ranked as Canada’s #1 internet activity, followed by general browsing (surfing). The province of British Colombia is ranked highest in internet usage.

The amount of internet usage has actually hurt some Canadians due to the large amount of downloading of data. Internet providers are now charging a penalty to users who download 200 to 300 gigabytes a month. It is causing the costs to inflate, not just for the heavy downloaders, but for the regular users as well.

Of course the age group that is using internet most is those who are 16-24, but now even those who are over 65 are reported to go online in increasing numbers. These statistics are located at the world internet statistics website.

Check out this website for more information on how Canada’s internet usage is off the charts.

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