Far from being numbered among the countries with highest percentage of Internet connections, the Italy shows up, however, with a situation that borders on the unbelievable, if you think about other European realities.
There are, however, signs that leave ben think if you look at data and percentages published in Istat Report titled people and new technologies year 2012 whose full text can be downloaded from this web page.
In 2012 remains stable, the proportion of households that have Internet access (55.5%) and a PC (59.3%), increases the families who access the web through broadband.
It remains stable even the technological gap between North and South and the gap between social classes.
To the North is 58.1% the percentage of households who have Internet access, since the 49.6% falls if you look to the South.
If you look at the availability of personal computers and Internet access in households where the breadwinner is an entrepreneur or freelancer register 17 percentage points in favour of these compared to the families when the breadwinner is a worker.
The good news is that gender differences are blurring.
If in 2005 the percentage of women related to the Internet was just the 26.9% in 2012 arrives at 47%.
The major users of PCs and the internet remain, however, young people between 11 (78%) and 34 years (76%).
The network becomes a sort of virtual town square, where people increasingly felt the need to communicate their views on social and political facts; While the web is stated as an instrument of cultural enjoyment.
Given that, personally, the most striking to us is related to motivation, principal, for which the families have no Internet at home. The 43.3 percent of these claims not to have an Internet connection because it doesn’t have the skills to use it.
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