World to have 2 billion internet users by year-end

World to have 2 billion internet users by year-endAccording to a new report (called The World in 2010) by the International Telecommunication Union, the number of internet users has doubled in the past five years and is expected to pass the 2 billion milestone by the end of this year.

In 2010 some 226 million people will have joined the interweb, 162 million coming from developing countries where net penetration is still at low levels - 13.5% of people in developing countries have internet access compared to 65% in developed countries. Overall 1.6 billion people will have internet access at home by-year, up from 1.4 billion in 2009.

For more info about the global internet happening see the ITU's report here (PDF).

Source: TechConnect

Tags: Internet

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