New report from CIRA looks at the Internet and Canada's place in it
OTTAWA, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - 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."
The .CA Factbook is presented as an online, social document with
tweetable factoids, and numerous graphics.
Some other facts of note include:
49 per cent of Canadians strongly prefer .CA versus 17 per cent for .COM
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)
During the last five years, global registrations for domain names were
up 70 per cent to almost 240 million domains online.
The .CA Factbook (http://www.cira.ca/factbook/2013/index.html) is divided into four main sections, the Global Net, .CA's in Canada
and the Canadian Internet Economy, Canada Online and .CA and the World.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority is the member-driven
organization that manages Canada's .CA domain name registry, develops
and implements policies that support Canada's Internet community, and
represents the .CA registry internationally.
SOURCE: Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
For further information:
Communications Manager, Canadian Internet Registration Authority
(613) 237-5335 ext. 262