New study reports 20% rise in internet users

21 Mar 2006

According to a report by local consultancy Ibope/NetRatings, the number of residential internet users in Brazil rose by 20% to 13.2 million in the year to February 2006. At that date more than 21.2 million homes were connected to the internet. The average time spent surfing was down however, at 17 hours and 33 minutes, compared to 18 hours in January 2006. Nonetheless, the figure was up year-on-year from 13 hours and 13 minutes in February 2005.