The number of users who connect to the internet via broadband connections in Russia grew by 40% in the two years to December 2009.
According to data produced by FOM and published by the cable association AKTR, the figure stood at 76% as of the end of last year. Dial-up is declining rapidly in Russia, being used by only 7-8% of those who go online. A similar percentage opt for accessing the Web on their mobiles.
Internet usage is still very much an urban trend, too, with 61% of Muscovites doing so and, on average, 49% of people in cities with populations of over 1 million.