In the 1st quarter of 2014, the share of Internet users among 16–74-year-old Estonian residents was 84%. In the European Union on average, the indicator was 78%. Young people aged 16–34 are the most active Internet users, but in recent years Internet use has started to grow rapidly in the older age groups as well. In 2014, 70% of 55–64-year-olds and 44% of 65–74-year-olds used the Internet – respectively 7% and 12% more than the year before. In Estonia, the share of Internet users among men and women is more or less equal, but compared to the EU average women in Estonia are more active Internet users than women in the EU on average. In urban settlements, the share of Internet users is somewhat bigger than in rural areas, but thanks to the construction of the basic broadband network in recent years a high speed Internet connection has become available in many areas where there was no such option before. Therefore, the differences in Internet use in rural and urban settlements have declined. The share of Internet users is the largest in Western Estonia (91%), followed by Tartu and Harju counties – both 89%. In the 1st quarter of 2014, 86% of Internet users used the Internet every day or almost every day, the corresponding EU average was 83%. In addition to the growing number of Internet users, the frequency of Internet use has also increased. In the 1st quarter of 2014, the share of all Internet users who used the Internet every day was 86%, in the previous year – 79%.