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
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