'Digital divide' separates Italians from EU
Internet and broadband access on par with Bulgaria and Greece11 February, 15:38
The figures - contained in Istat's Noi Italia statistical report - relate to 2012. In the same year 55% of families had a broadband internet connection giving high-speed access to the Web.
This compared to a European average of 73% and to a level of penetration in excess of 81% in Sweden, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Holland and Germany.
The southern Italian regions of Calabria and Campania had the lowest level of Internet access and broadband diffusion, while the autonomous province of Bolzano and Veneto in the north had the highest.