BC boasts Canada’s highest percentage of households with home internet access, according to Statistics Canada.
StatsCan’s Canadian Internet Use Survey, published this week, shows that 86.5% of BC households have home internet acess. This is 4% higher than the national average. Alberta is in second with 85.7%. Ontario and Saskatchewan also have above-average usage rates.
Unsurprisingly large cities have much higher rates than small towns: 85% of urban dwellers in Canada have home internet access while just 75% in more rural areas do.
74% of those using the internet access it via a laptop; 62% use a desktop while 27% access the internet via a videogame console.
According to StatsCan, 98% of households with six-figure incomes have internet while only 58% of households with incomes of $30,000 or less have internet.