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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The percentage of households in Brazil that used the Internet rose from 69.3 percent to 74.9 percent, from 2016 to 2017, according the Brazilian Statistics Institute (IBGE). A survey by the IBGE shows the increase was of 5.6 percentage points.

“Of the 181.1 million people over 10 years of age in the country, 69.8 percent accessed the Internet at least once in the three months prior to the survey,” stated the report released on Thursday.

According to the Institute, in absolute numbers, this contingent rose . . .

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