New report released from CIRA in January 2013 looks at the Internet and Canada’s place in it
Canadians rank first in the world when it comes to Internet usage, spending an average of 45 hours per month online. Despite this fact, Canadians still spend more for broadband speed than 19 other countries. These illuminating facts, and more, are included in a new resource from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) released today.
The 2013.CA Factbook is a compendium of facts and research about the global domain name industry and .CA’s place therein. It also provides a glimpse into the state of the Internet in Canada.
“I believe that Canadians will find the information within the Factbook revealing” said CIRA’s president and CEO Byron Holland. “From the increasing consumption of media content online to the continued growth of .CA, the Factbook provides a snapshot of an Internet landscape in Canada and around the world that is constantly evolving.
Some other facts of note include:
- 49 per cent of Canadians strongly prefer .CA versus 17 per cent for .COM for business.
- Canada’s Internet economy accounted for 3 percent of Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2012, totalling $49 billion.
- Per viewer, Canada leads the world in viewing online video.
- Canada’s top-level domain, is one of the fastest growing TLDs in the world, ranking fourth among its country code top-level domain (ccTLD) counterparts.
- During the last five years, global registrations for domain names were up 70 per cent to almost 240 million domains online.
So, basically, it`s a good time to be the company that offers the most cost-effective unlimited Internet in the country.