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Internet International Users to Surpass the One Billion Milestone in 2005

October 4, 2005 -- Internet World Stats reports that approximately 957,783,672 people are using the Internet globally as of September, 2005. This figure indicates that 14.9 % of the world population - nearly 15 out of every 100 persons - use the web. The analysis by world regions highlights the following findings.

Asia is the region with the largest number of Internet users, 327 million people. Of this number, mainland China alone represents nearly a third of the users with 103 million people. North America, featuring Canada and the United States, is the most penetrated world region, with 68.1% of the population using the Internet. Africa is the world region that exhibits the highest growth, 428% since year 2000.

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