From ChinaInternetWatch: China’s Internet penetration rate (IPR) is 34.3%, higher than the world Internet penetration rate. Provinces with IPR higher than 34.3% can be classified as Tier 1.
According to the Internet World Stats, world wide Internet users reached almost 2 billion by 30th June ’10. There were about 1,966,514,816 online users with a penetration rate of 28.7%. China provinces with IPR between 28.7% and 34.3% are Tier 2 provinces. Those lower than the world average are in tier 3.
Tier 1 Provinces
Tier 2 Provinces
- Inner Mongolia