More than 73 pct of households in urban area had access to the Internet in 2013 (INS)
More than 73.2 percent of the households in the urban area in Romania had access to the Internet in 2013, the types of connections used to access the Internet at home being in 95.3 percent of the cases the fixed broadband connections, according to a release of the National Institute of Statistics (INS), referring to the results of a poll into the population's access to information and communication technology in 2013.
In 2013, in the Bucharest-Ilfov region, 72.5 percent of the households had access to the Internet, followed by the western and northwestern regions (58.3 and 56.9 percent respectively), southeastern (51.2 percent) and central regions (49.5 percent). The lowest figures in terms of the number of households connected to the Internet was showed by the northeastern (45.7 percent) regions and the southern part of Muntenia area (72.2 percent).
According to the INS, the types of connections used to access the Internet from home were in 95.3 percent of the cases the fixed broadband connections, followed at a large distance by the mobile broadband connections (11.6 percent) and the narrowband (7.4 percent) connections, The connection through a fixed cable was met in 83.7 percent of the households, while the DSL type of connection was found to be used in 15.7 percent of the households.
Out the total number of persons aged between 16 and 74 years old, the share of those who used the Internet at least one was 57.9 percent.