Most Countries’ Web Sites Are Ignored

Most of the world’s nations have their own Web sites, but only 20 percent of people with Internet access use them. Only 18 countries, many in Africa, remain completely off-line. The United States led the rankings of e-government “readiness,” or the amount of information, services and products offered over the Internet combined with the infrastructure ? such as telephones, computers and Internet connections ? needed to access them.

Sweden ranked second, followed by Australia, Denmark, Great Britain, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Germany and Finland.

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