Czechs lag behind EU average in internet use

While the number of internet users in the Czech Republic continues to rise, the country itself remains behind most of Europe in the total number of users, according to a study released by the Czech Statistical Office. 58.4% of Czechs used the World Wide Web in 2008; the average in the European Union altogether is 65.5%. Neighbouring Slovakia, for comparison, has 66% internet use. Only 46% of Czech households were connected to the internet in 2008 making the Czech Republic fifth to last in home internet use among EU states.