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  • Articles and reports: 56F0004M2002007
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper looks at the digital divide, commonly understood as the gap between information and communications technology (ICT) 'haves' and 'have-nots.' It examines the many variables, including income, education, age and geographical location, that exert significant influences on household penetration of both ICT and non-ICT commodities.

    Release date: 2002-10-01

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20010025758
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Consumers can browse the Web for purchasing ideas, to place orders and even pay for purchases over the Internet. Canadians have started doing so. Statistics Canada has been monitoring household Internet use for some time. With e-commerce as an emerging phenomenon, the 1999 Household Internet use survey (HIUS) collected detailed information on Internet shopping for the first time.

    Release date: 2001-05-02

  • Journals and periodicals: 56-504-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Networked Canada is the first comprehensive compendium to be published by Statistics Canada on the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. The compendium has been designed as a profile of the information society, focusing on current trends, as well as an historical overview of the growth and development of the Canadian ICT sector industries. The publication contains two main parts. The first provides a statistical overview of the ICT sector on the basis of key economic variables, including production, employment, international trade, revenue and R&D expenditure. A summary of international ICT sector comparisons for selected variables, using recent data published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is also included here. The ever widening use of, and access to ICTs in the home, at work, in schools and by governments is examined in the second part.

    Many different data sources have been used throughout the project, and while all efforts have been made to maximize the amount of data available, it has not been possible in all instances to consistently report for all ICT industries and all relevant variables. The conversion to the new North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) has largely contributed to these difficulties, and it is expected that a greater range of data will be available once all of the survey programs begin reporting on the basis of this new industry classification.

    Release date: 2001-04-27

  • Journals and periodicals: 56F0006X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Using the 2000 General Social Survey data on individual Internet use, this paper explores the use of the Internet, and its social impact on Canadians. During the year 2000, an estimated 13 million, or 53% of Canadians over 15 years of age, said they used the Internet at home, work or somewhere else in the last 12 months. Most non-users say cost and access are their greatest barriers to the Internet. The majority of Canadians feel everyone should have access to the Internet, but they are divided about who should remove the barriers

    Release date: 2001-03-26

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    Articles and reports: 88-003-X20010015585
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The adoption of the Internet by Canadian households continues to grow. With the cable industry having gone through considerable change over the last decade and the entry of cable operators into the Internet access service market, competition will extend to new markets.

    Release date: 2001-03-13

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20010015588
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Where? How often? Why? For what? The Internet is becoming an important fixture in Canadian households. More Canadians are becoming "plugged-in" to the Internet. Despite this increasing use, there are disparities in Internet use.

    Release date: 2001-03-13

  • Articles and reports: 56F0004M2001003
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper looks at how Canadians use the Internet for shopping, how much Canadians spend on Internet shopping by province, and which countries are receiving the money.

    Release date: 2001-03-01

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X19990025335
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In just over a decade, the cellular telephone industry has grown to close to one fifth the size of the traditional teletphone segment of the industry, experiencing an annual revenue growth rate between 22% and 29%. By December 1997, there were just over 4 million cellular telephone subscribers in Canada - a 22% increase over the previous year - more than double the level of subscribers in 1994.

    Release date: 2000-01-17

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X19990025342
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Our jobs, communities, leisure activities and patterns of commerce are changing at a dizzying pace - the Internet is literally transforming the way we live, work and play. In 1998, 36% of Canadian households were regular users of computer communication - up sharply from 29% in 1997. And the technology revolution is not over yet!

    Release date: 2000-01-17

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X19990014624
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    When two researchers looked at the Canadians' use of computer communications, they discovered that even though more and more households are getting connected, a significant number of Canadians with home computers remain unplugged.

    Release date: 1999-07-23
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