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Broadband gap not closing in Canada: StatsCan

Briefs | 06/12/2008 3:35 pm EDT

The Internet digital divide in Canada doesn’t appear to be getting any smaller, according to figures from StatsCan released today. Lower income households are still less likely to use the Internet compared to those with higher incomes. "The vast majority (91%) of people in the top quintile (more than $95,000) used the Internet," reads StatsCan’s The Daily. "This was almost twice the proportion of 47% for the lowest quintile (less than $24,000)." StatsCan notes that the gap in use has narrowed slightly since 2005.

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