INTERNET: A QUARTER OF PORTUGAL'S POPULATION SURFING THE NET.

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More than a third of Portugal's population has access to the Internet, but only a quarter surf the net and fewer than 5% have already purchased goods or services over the Web, according to a survey by the Marktest institute. Conducted between January and March, this survey found that 36.8% of Portuguese citizens have access to the Internet, but that only 24.3% make use of the services available. Non-users blame a lack of time, a lack of interest or simply do not know how to use the Internet. The Portuguese log onto the net primarily from home (25%), but also from the office (13.2%) schools or universities (8.2%). Among those using the Internet, only...

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