56% of Bulgarians In Cities Use Computers at Home

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56% of Bulgarians In Cities Use Computers at Home

56% of Bulgarians aged between 15 and 55 years and living in cities have a computer at home, according to a report by BTC ADSL. A little over 200,000 people are using BTC ADSL, the study also found.

65% of Bulgarians with access to the internet are “active users”, i e they use the global netwrok every day.

The data comes from a research conducted by Market Test in May at the request of the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company (BTC).

9% of households have two computers at home. The number of Bulgarians with access to the internet from home is also growing.

When they are online, Bulgarians are usually checking their e-mail, searching for information or chatting with friends.

4 years after the launching of BTC ADSL, the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company is no longer recognized simply as a telephone operator.

BTC recently subscribed its 200,000th client. This was Zafirka Decheva from Varna.

In the past four years the telco has launched 20 different plans with speed of up to 12 megabytes. BTC has increased the speed and reduced the prices several times since the launching of ADSL.

The report also registers an increase in the market share of BTC ADSL compared with LAN networks in cities.

LAN providers hold 56% of the market, followed by cable TV operators (20%) and BTC ADSL (18%). As a single internet provider, however, BTC is the absolute leader on the market with 18% (compared with 13% in April 2007).

The average price households pay for internet connection has not changed in the past year – at 22 leva per month.

The speed users get for the price has improved, especially with BTC ADSL - from 1 mbps in April 2007 (at 28 leva per month) to 12 mbps in May 2008 (at 20 leva per month).

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