The number of users using mobile devices to access the Internet overtook those using PCs (83.4% and 80.9%, respectively). By 2014, China hosts more than twice as much national bandwidth potential than the U.
S., the historical leader in terms of installed telecommunication bandwidth (China: 29% versus US:13% of the global total).
China's first foray into global cyberspace was an email (not TCP/IP based and thus technically not Internet) sent on 20 September 1987.
It said "Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner in the world" (simplified Chinese: By June 2014, there were 632 million internet users in the country and a penetration rate of 46.9%. in its global leadership in terms of installed telecommunication bandwidth in 2011.
The interconnection between these networks is a big concern for Internet users, since Internet traffic via the global Internet is quite slow.
The price of a broadband connection places it well within the reach of the mainland Chinese middle class.
Public Internet services are usually provided by provincial telecom companies, which sometimes are traded between networks.
Internet service providers without a nationwide network could not compete with their bandwidth provider, the telecom companies, and often run out of business.
A majority of broadband subscribers are DSL, mostly from China Telecom and China Netcom.
The price varies in different provinces, usually around US – /month for a 4M - 100M ADSL/Fiber.(price varies by geographic region) Broadband makes up the majority of Internet connections in China, with 363.81 million users at this service tier.
Later dominant telecom providers also started to provide Internet services.
In 2015 January, China added seven new access points to the world’s Internet backbone, adding to the three points that connect through Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.