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Over six in 10 of Italians connected to the Internet

20.2% own videogame consoles, 5.4% have e-books

19 December, 16:11
Over six in 10 of Italians connected to the Internet (ANSA) - Rome, December 19 - Italians are increasingly connected to the Internet. In 2013, 60.7% of people said they had an Internet connection at home, compared to 55.5% in 2012, the Italian statistical agency Istat said Thursday. The number of Italians keeping at least one computer at home rose to 62.8%, up from 59.3% the year before.

Out of the 15.14 million households with Internet access, 14.9 million have broadband.

But cell phones continue to dominate Italy, as they are present in 93.1% of households.

After computers and cell phones, Blu-ray DVD players are the next most popular, sitting in 53.8% of households, while digital still cameras slip in at 53.4%. Videogame consoles are far more popular than e-books, providing entertainment in 20.2% of households compared to 5.4% for e-books.

Satellite TV and Mp3/Mp4 music players are present in 33.3% and 30.4% of households, respectively.