Ottawa – The latest figures released from Statistics Canada indicate that
numbers of Canadians logging onto the Internet from home are growing.
In 1999, the proportion of households with at least one regular Internet
user jumped to 41.8 per cent from 35.9 per cent in 1998.
According to Statistic Canada residence was the most popular place for
Internet use, surpassing work place for the first time.
Province of Alberta continued to lead the country with the highest
proportion of households with regular Internet users. Calgary has 60.1 per
cent of regular Net surfers – the highest rate of any city.
British Columbia reported 48.1 per cent use. On national scale, 41.8 per
cent of households have at least one Net user.