632 Million Internet Users in China

Internet users in China are up 2.3 percent totaling 632 million on June 30, 2014, from 618 million at year-end of 2013, according to CNNIC statistics report.

China is part of the five BRICS countries, together with Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa. This group of countries are considered the five mayor emerging economies in the world.

Montenegro Internet Broadband

According to the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Activity (EKIP), Montenegro ended May with 93,290 broadband internet users, which is 93 more than in April . Of this number, ADSL users totalled 61,199 (73.41% of the total), followed by Wimax with 7,929 (8.50%), FTTx with 7,229 (7.80%), cable with 5,232 (5.61%) and Wi-Fi with 4,362 (4.68%). The number of dial-up users in Montenegro was 92, which is seven less than in April. The majority of users had Internet speeds of between 2 and 4 Mbps (39.47% of the total), followed by 1 to 2 Mbps (31.84%). For further information, see Montenegro Internet Stats.

UK Digital Inclusion Strategy

The strategy aims to get 2.7 million more people online in the next 2 years in the U.K. It notes that the Internet has transformed almost every aspect of public, private and work life, changing the way every workplace communicates. Internet is reshaping government through simpler, clearer, faster public services.  However, BBC research found that 21% of people in the U.K. lack the basic digital skills needed to benefit from the Internet. Lloyds Bank revealed last month, in its UK Business Digital Index, that half of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and voluntary and community social enterprise organizations (VCSEs) do not have a website.

As part of the Strategy, a new UK Digital Inclusion Charter has also been published. This charter brings together 40 organizations from all sectors who are committed to reducing the number of people who are offline by 25% by 2016, and a further 25% every 2 years after that in the United Kingdom.