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Russia: Regions Reduce Digital Divide

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Citizen Media, Development, Governance, Media & Journalism, Science, Technology, RuNet Echo

More than 90 percent of new users are not from Moscow or Saint-Petersburg, Yandex regional Internet development report says [1] [ru]. Authors note a significant increase in Internet use nation-wide, 30-60 percent decrease in broadband prices, 10 percent raise of everyday user share. The report, quite optimistically forecasts that country's Internet penetration rate will reach 70 percent by the fall of 2014.