More than 70% of Dutch citizens have Net connection"”report

Almost 11 million of the 16.3 million inhabitants of the Netherlands have an Internet connection and of those connected 82% have broadband, a study by the Dutch Central Statistics Bureau (CBS), quoted by an AFP report, said.

The AFP report said the CBS noted in figures released recently that the number of Internet connections was growing, but slowly.

In 2005 the country counted 10.7 million Internet connections compared with 8.9 million in 2001, the report said.

There has been a significant jump in broadband connections as only 23% of Internet users had one four years ago, the AFP report further said.