Indonesia has 171 million Internet users

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The number of Internet users in Indonesia grew by ten per cent last year to 171 million, according to a recent study by Polling Indonesia conducted in cooperation with the Indonesian Internet Providers Association (APJII).

The study shows that 64.8 per cent of the total population of 264 million were connected to the Internet in 2018, an increase from 55 per cent recorded in 2017.

APJII secretary general Henri Kasyfi said the survey ran from March to April of this year, involving 5,900 samples across the country.

“The number of Internet users in the country has increased every year,” Henri said.

He added that because the majority of the country’s Internet users were aged 15 to 19, the government needed to keep a closer watch on content distributed through the Internet.

Java continues to have the largest number of Internet users as the region had the highest Internet penetration level of 55 per cent. Sumatra was the second-biggest contributor with an Internet penetration level of 21 per cent.

Despite the overall increase of netizens across the country, Henri said around 39 per cent of people living in rural areas do not have Internet access. The study would serve as an evaluation for Internet service providers in rural regions, he noted.

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The number of Internet users in Indonesia grew by ten per cent last year to 171 million, according to a recent study by Polling Indonesia conducted in cooperation with the Indonesian Internet Providers Association (APJII). The study shows that 64.8 per cent of the total population of 264 million were connected to the Internet in 2018, an increase from 55 per cent recorded in 2017. APJII secretary general Henri Kasyfi said the survey ran from March to April of this year, involving 5,900 samples across the country. “The number of Internet users in the country has increased every year,” Henri...

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The number of Internet users in Indonesia grew by ten per cent last year to 171 million, according to a recent study by Polling Indonesia conducted in cooperation with the Indonesian Internet Providers Association (APJII).

The study shows that 64.8 per cent of the total population of 264 million were connected to the Internet in 2018, an increase from 55 per cent recorded in 2017.

APJII secretary general Henri Kasyfi said the survey ran from March to April of this year, involving 5,900 samples across the country.

“The number of Internet users in the country has increased every year,” Henri said.

He added that because the majority of the country’s Internet users were aged 15 to 19, the government needed to keep a closer watch on content distributed through the Internet.

Java continues to have the largest number of Internet users as the region had the highest Internet penetration level of 55 per cent. Sumatra was the second-biggest contributor with an Internet penetration level of 21 per cent.

Despite the overall increase of netizens across the country, Henri said around 39 per cent of people living in rural areas do not have Internet access. The study would serve as an evaluation for Internet service providers in rural regions, he noted.

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