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Most households still unplugged

THE NUMBER of households connected to the internet is still quite low in Slovakia and much lower than in the neighbouring Czech Republic, according to a Tambor agency poll carried out in April.

Of the 1,000 Slovaks asked, only 16.4 percent had a connection to the internet at home.

A further 6.3 percent said they intended to get connected within a year, the news wire TASR reported.

A similar poll conducted in the Czech Republic revealed that 35.4 percent of citizens have an internet connection at home.

At work, Internet is used by 26.9 percent of respondents in Slovakia and 37.2 percent in the Czech Republic.

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