Net usage in the US reaches all-time high
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Source: Mi2N - November 14, 2001
Things are tough for the online dot com community at large. But that doesn't
mean interest in the Net is slowing down. At least, not in America.
Sixty-two Percent of all Americans have Net access and three out of five (or
62%) of all Americans went online in October 2001, compared to 57% last
year, says the Nielsen//NetRatings report for October.
It says Internet usage in the US reached an all-time high, rising 4% in
October, and that overall growth of the active Net population swelled 15%
during the past year. Surfers accessing the Internet at-home fueled the
increase, jumping 14 % to more than 103.7 million Internet users, said
Nielsen//NetRatings, and the number of office workers logging online grew
in October to more than 40.1 million.
On average, surfers spent 19 hours online during October,
rising nearly 9% from 17.5 hours the year prior, added
Nielsen//NetRatings. Americans are accessing the Net more frequently,
averaging 35 sessions in October- a 6% jump year-over-year from 33 sessions
during the same time last year.
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