Internet users in Greece are in search of content, as the digital portals set up by most state and private foundations and businesses remain closed or are half-open and blocked. Basically the only thing a subscriber can do from home is surf for information or entertainment. Governments bear a large part of the responsibility, particularly the previous one, which handled the Information Society program. According to the present interior minister, only 6 percent of European Union funds were absorbed in the sector, so considerable sums are at risk of being lost and a number of competitions pending. The previous government did not even set up the Information Society Watch, instituted four years ago. Studies abroad show that the development of a fast Internet service leads to the growth of other economic indicators. A survey by the Diffusion Group in the USA among a sample of 1,044 households showed that those who had access to the Internet, either through a cable or DSL link, have more electronic appliances than those linked in the conventional manner.