47% of Beijing's homes have access to the Internet by the end of March this year, according to a report by CCW Research, a survey institution.
CCW states that 62% of the families in eight downtown districts in Beijing were connected to the Internet, about three times the21.9% found in the rural part of Beijing. Broadband Internet access dominated the market in Beijing, as 63.8% of Beijing homes had access to Internet through broadband network.
The number of homes in Beijing is estimated at 3 million, and there are about 11 million people in Beijing, according to the latest census conducted three years ago. There were 10 million broadband Internet subscribers in China by the end of 2003, and the figure is expected to rise to 60 million ones by 2007, according to the survey.