The Ministry of Communications conducted a survey with the objective of gleaning information from communications consumers in Israel, regarding the use of various communications services during the Corona virus pandemic crisis period, with emphasis on changes in consumer behavior patterns and the user experience. The following transpires from the survey data:
About 89% of those polled report that they have a broadband landline Internet connection, with the use of landline Internet being to connect computers (both desktop as well as laptop) to the Internet.
About half of the subscribers report that they access the Internet at the (marketed) rate of 100 megabit per second or faster and about 16% of the subscribers are unaware of the broadband capacity they are signed up for.
About half of the subscribers report that they access the Internet for telecommuting and about 75% for distance learning.
The increase in the use of broadband landline Internet access is higher amongst those users who define themselves as religious, Haredi or Arabs.