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Short Take: Number of households online leaps

The number of households online worldwide will rise from 23.4 million in 1996 to 66.6 million in 2000, according to a market study by Jupiter Communications. Telecommunications deregulation, local content development, more PCs, and more ISDN connections in Europe and Asia most will be among the key factors driving the growth.

The number of households online worldwide will rise from 23.4 million in 1996 to 66.6 million in 2000, according to a market study by Jupiter Communications. Telecommunications deregulation, local content development, more PCs, and more ISDN connections in Europe and Asia most will be among the key factors driving the growth.