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 that 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. Sending and receiving e-mails as well as finding information about goods or services remained the most common online activities (89% and 83%, respectively, of those who had used the internet within the last three months) in the EU27 in 2012. aThese data...

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