Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia trails in EU internet league

On March 26, the Pravda daily reported that Slovakia is among the EU's laggards when it comes to internet access. Only Poland and Bulgaria are worse. According to statistics published by Brussels, there were fewer than nine internet connections per 100 Slovaks at the beginning of this year. Poor access to the internet is preventing people in less-developed regions from working at home and therefore spending time with their families. The Slovak Telecommunication Office reported 931,000 high-speed internet lines in Slovakia with a 5.4-million population last year, of which 457,000 were mobile lines. However, the European Commission only compares figures for fixed lines. SITA

On March 26, the Pravda daily reported that Slovakia is among the EU's laggards when it comes to internet access. Only Poland and Bulgaria are worse. According to statistics published by Brussels, there were fewer than nine internet connections per 100 Slovaks at the beginning of this year. Poor access to the internet is preventing people in less-developed regions from working at home and therefore spending time with their families. The Slovak Telecommunication Office reported 931,000 high-speed internet lines in Slovakia with a 5.4-million population last year, of which 457,000 were mobile lines. However, the European Commission only compares figures for fixed lines. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava