According to the t that growth rate, the ITU believes more than half of all people will be online in the next five years. By the end of 2010, about 71% of the population in developed countries will be online compared to 21% of the population in developing regions. Some 65% of Europeans will be online this year, which compares to 55% in the Americas, 21.9% in Asia Pacific, and 9.6% in Africa. About 8% of those users will have access to broadband speeds.