Internet divide grips Europe's crisis-riven south: Report

Posted in: Digital Divide at 03/10/2011 18:37

Northern European countries are reaping more than twice the benefits than their crisis-riven southern counterparts from the internet as a contributor to their net GDP, according to a new survey.

Between 5.8% and 7.2% of total GDP in Denmark, Sweden and the UK can be attributed to the internet-based economy, but Spain and Italy are lagging on 2.2% and 1.9% respectively, according to the Boston Consulting Group report, called 'Sizing the digital economy'.

To read this EurActiv report in full, see:
www.euractiv.com/specialreport-small-business-driving-eu-growth/internet-divide-grips-europes-crisis-riven-south-repo

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