About This Statistic
The statistic shows the global internet penetration rate from 2009 to 2016. In 2012, internet penetration in Africa was was the worldwide lowest at 14 percent and grew to 25.1 percent in 2016. As of that year, Europe had the highest internet penetration among individuals with 79.1 percent of the population accessing the internet. As of 2016, the total global internet reach translated to more than 3.5 billion internet users worldwide.