Within the EU, Slovakia has the second-highest proportion of companies with internet access, according to statistics released by Eurostat on December 10. Finland has the most companies with internet access at 99 percent, followed by Slovakia at 98 percent. Third came Belgium, Austria, Denmark and the Netherlands, all at 94 percent. The European average is 94 percent.
Romania has the lowest percentage (58 percent), followed by Bulgaria (75 percent), and Latvia and Hungary, both at 86 percent. In terms of broadband connections, however, Slovakia ranks 15th, with only 76 percent of companies using this service. This category is also dominated by Finland at 91 percent, followed by Spain at 90 percent. Romania came out at the bottom at 31 percent. The European average is 77 percent.
Eurostat also focused on how many companies have their own website, with the statistics revealing an EU average of 65 percent. Sweden is the leader in this respect at 85 percent, followed by Denmark at 84 percent and Finland at 81 percent. Romania props up the list again at 24 percent. Slovakia, at 70 percent, ranks 10th, just 1 percentage point behind the Czech Republic. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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11. Dec 2007 at 7:00