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20 Countries With Biggest Internet Users

By SiliconIndia  |   Sunday, 14 April 2013, 19:49 Hrs
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Bangalore: Internet use is exploding across the globe with huge contribution from social networks and mobiles. India too was hooked on to this bandwagon without second thoughts. Billions of people from villages to metropolitan cities cannot live a full day without internet at their disposal now. Here are the 20 countries where world’s biggest internet population lives, compiled by Rediff.



#1 China



China, officially known as People’s Republic of China has an estimated total population of 1.34 billion as per 2012. The country ranks 1st in terms of Internet users as the total Internet users range up to 538 million. The penetration in population has risen to 40.1 percent and China holds a share of 22.4 percent among worldwide users.



#2 United States



The Internet in the United States provided the base for the world-wide Internet of today. The Internet access in the U.S. is largely provided by the private sector and is available in various forms and technologies. Out of the estimated total population of 313.84 million, the total Internet users consist of 245, 203, 319 which has led to a penetration of 78.1 percent in population and U.S has 10.2 percent share of worldwide that has made rank 2nd in terms of Internet users.



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