SLOVAKIA is significantly lagging behind the EU average in the number of households with Internet access. Only 27 percent of households were reportedly connected to the Internet in the first quarter of 2006, while just 11 percent had broadband Internet access.
Slovakia thus placed second from last on Eurostat's chart of the level of Internet usage in the EU. Greece placed last with only 23 percent of households having an internet connection.
On average, 52 percent of EU households were recorded having a connection to the Internet and 32 percent of households having access to broadband Internet connections.
Slovakia was more successful in the category of company Internet usage. As many as 93 percent of Slovak firms were connected to the Internet at the beginning of this year and 61 percent of companies had broadband connections.
On average, 94 percent of companies in the EU had access to the Internet and as many as 75 had broadband connections.