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Europe: 72% Of Homes Are Now Broadband-Connected; Online, News Reading Is Users’ Favorite Pastime

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http://techcrunch.com – It’s official: Europe is fast approaching a point at which broadband is becoming ubiquitous among consumers, and with it is coming a surge of popularity for online news, social media, and e-commerce. Today the European Commission released details for how European countries have been adopting broadband, and what they are using it for. The top-line figures: in 2012 72% of households now have a broadband connection. And in a survey of what it is that people do online, the most popular activity is newsreading, at 60%. The stats were released just as Neelie Kroes, the VP of the European Commi (IT news)