Internet penetration hits 60 per cent in US

Internet penetration reached 60 per cent in the US in January 2001 according to The Internet Ratings Report from Nielsen//NetRatings, The report revealed that more than 168 million people had Web access from either the home or the workplace in January. These numbers account for the overlap of Web surfers who have access to the Internet from both work and home. Viewed separately, at-work Internet penetration accounted for 14 per cent of all Web access, or 41 million office workers, while home Internet access comprised 58 per cent or 162 million surfers.

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