Internet penetration in European countries in 2014
as a percentage of a country's population
About 48% of the world's population uses the Internet. In 2015, the International Telecommunication Union estimated about 3.2 billion people, or almost half of the world's population, would be online by the end of the year. Of them, about 2 billion would be from developing countries, including 89 million from least developed countries.
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