Nearly 100% Of Households In South Korea Now Have Internet Access, Thanks To Seniors


South Korea continues its mind-blowing internet penetration as nearly every household in the country is now on the web. That’s apparently thanks to both ends of the age spectrum getting internet-grubby, particularly with the rapid popularization of mobile phones.
There are about 19 million households in Korea, and 99.2% of them have internet access via optical LAN, xDSL, cable modem, mobile or otherwise, according to a government survey last year whose results were released Tuesday. That means 43.64 million people, or 88.3% of the whole population over age 3–yes, 3–are wired, up 3.2 percentage points from the previous year. That’s compared to around three-fourths of users in the U.S.

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