BOSTON Most European companies use broadband Internet, but only 64 percent of them have a website, according to recent report by Eurostat.
In 2008, 93 percent of enterprises with 10 or more employees in the EU-27 member states had an Internet connection, with the majority (81%) using a broadband connection.
Enterprises with a broadband connection were above 90% in Spain, France and Finland (92% each) and in Belgium (91%). Only in Romania (44%), Lithuania (56%) and Poland (59%) did less than 60% of enterprises have a broadband connection.
"The data show that while Internet access appears to be approaching saturation in nearly all Member States, the level of broadband Internet access is still increasing," the report said.
However, only 64% of enterprises across the EU-27 had a website.
The percent of enterprises having a website or home page differed significantly across Europe, with Denmark (87%), Sweden (86%), the Netherlands (85%) and Finland (82%) having the highest percentages.
In Romania (27%), Bulgaria (33%), Latvia (42%), Portugal (46%), Cyprus and Hungary (both 48%) less than half of enterprises have a website.
More than half of the EU-27 websites provide product catalogs or price lists. Only 10% offer online payment, the report said.
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