Eleven million use internet

The use of internet in the Netherlands continues to grow but internet skills lag behind in European terms, reports the national statistics office CBS on Monday.

Younger people are most active on the internet – 57% download music and films, 54% use chat sites and 50% use internet phone services. Older people mainly use the internet to search for information and to send emails.
Some 11 million people of the 16 million population use internet but only one in seven is ‘very skilled’, says the CBS. Estland and Finland top the skills rankings while Cyprus and Ireland are bottom of the list.

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