ECONOMY

More than 1.5 million Greeks have fast Internet

More than 13 percent of Greece’s population had access to broadband Internet at the end of last year, rising from 11.7 percent in September, according to regulator National Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT). EETT data showed that the number of broadband lines – also known as fast Internet – reached 1.506 million at the end of 2008, which corresponds to 13.4 percent of the population. The figure stood at 1.311 million, or 11.7 percent of the population in September. Greece’s 2008 Q4 broadband growth rate reached 15 percent, which is around the fifth highest in the European Union but the country’s performance still lags the EU average.