A poll by Lithuania's statistics department revealed that 56 percent of the nation's households owned at least one mobile phone, 19 percent of households had a PC at home and 6.2 percent of families browsed the Internet in the first quarter of this year.
Use of mobile phones, PCs and the Internet at home was linked with the income of households directly, the statistics department said.
While 65.1 percent of urban households owned at least one mobile phone in the first quarter of this year, the number dropped to 37.1 percent of households in rural regions. Likewise, 25.7 percent of urban and 6.6 percent of rural households had a PC at home, and 8.7 percent and 1.1 percent respectively had access to the net at home.
The data, obtained through a poll of 2,483 households, showed that a total of 24.4 percent of the country's residents aged between 15-74 used the Internet between January and March.
The study also demonstrated a marked increase in the number of people who own these electronic devices. In 2002, 42 percent of households owned at least one mobile phone, 12 percent had a PC at home and only 4.1 percent of households browsed the net.t