429 Million people worldwide have Internet Access, according to Nielsen/Net-ratings (July 2001)
The report measured 27 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.
“In terms of penetration levels, just over a quarter of European households have Internet access via a home PC, compared to one third of the households in Asia Pacific and nearly half of American households,” said Richard Goosey, chief of measurement science and analytics, ACNielsen eRatings.com.
“Don’t expect this American domination to last long, though. Compared to a year ago, significantly more households in Europe and Asia Pacific now have a PC in the home and a greater proportion of homes are making use of that PC to connect to the Internet.
Over the next twelve months, another 9% of European households and 12% of Asia Pacific households plan on acquiring Internet access.Nielsen/Net-ratings (July 2001)