Infographic of the Day: Global Internet Usage By the Numbers

September 3rd, 2014
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It may seem incredible to think it, but back in 2000, there were a mere 394 million Internet users scattered across the world.

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Fast forward to 2014 and that number has grown to almost 3 billion – that’s nearly 40 percent of all people on Earth. The majority of these can be found in East Asia (41 percent), followed by Europe (26 percent) and North America (14 percent).

In North America, the Internet is dominated by real-time entertainment, which accounts for 59 percent of peak period aggregate traffic. In 2013, 31.6 percent of this alone was caused by Netflix. South Koreans are able to enjoy that sort of online entertainment most comfortably – they have the fasted average connection coming in at a blistering 23.6 Mbps.

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Infographic: Global Internet Usage By the Numbers | Statista
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