A new report has shown that Latin America is making substantial steps in increasing its internet use. The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said in its 2016 State of Broadband report that over 54% of the region's population went online in 2015, more than double the number who did so just five years previously. Another substantial increase since 2010 is the level of households in Latin America connected to the internet. The report reveals that, last year, 43% of houses had online capabilities, compared to 14% of houses in 2010. However, the expansion of internet use has not affected poorer areas of the region, with investment focusing on the rich, widening the gap with poorer citizens.