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Report: Internet usage gap narrows

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Regular usage of the internet is increasing in non-urban areas, making the practice less exclusive to urban users, according to a report by eNET.

Some 87% of adult Hungarians users of the internet surf the web several times a day, with urban users at 89%, and non-urban users at 86%. In both areas, users mostly surf the net at home, and half go online in the evening.

Urban users use the internet more at school or work and travelling (60% and 45%, respectively), than non-urban users (51% and 34%). Non-urban users are more inclined to use desktops, while urban users have laptops. Non-urban smartphone usage for the Internet is increasing however, at 62% compared to urban users at 65%.

Users in both areas unanimously agreed that their life would be difficult to organize without the Internet, including problems with acquiring information, communication, administrative matters, work and learning. Most in both areas said they use the Internet for obtaining information, browsing, e-mailing and social media.

Facebook is the dominant social media outlet for users in both areas, with 82% of urban users checking in daily, compared with 85% of non-urban users.

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