Broadband Penetration Tops 50% in United States

Korea, Japan, Iceland and Finland are the top broadband countries, according to ITIF report.

According to a recent report by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation the majority of US households (51%) have broadband Internet service ranking the United States number 12 behind contries like Korea, Japan, France and Canada among others.

Top broadband nations

Rank Country Penetration Speed, Mbps Price for 1 Mbps Score
1 Korea 0.90 45.6 0.45 15.73
2 Japan 0.52 61.0 0.27 14.99
3 Iceland 0.83 6.0 4.99 12.14
4 Finland 0.57 21.7 2.77 12.11
5 Netherlands 0.73 8.8 4.31 11.87
6 Sweden 0.49 18.2 0.63 11.54
7 France 0.49 17.6 1.64 11.41
8 Denmark 0.70 4.6 4.92 11.37
9 Norway 0.64 7.4 4.04 11.29
10 Canada 0.62 7.6 6.50 11.11
11 Belgium 0.54 6.2 6.69 10.60
12 United States 0.51 4.8 3.33 10.47
13 Switzerland 0.68 2.3 21.71 10.40
14 Australia 0.50 1.7 2.39 10.23
15 Austria 0.42 7.3 5.99 10.08
16 Portugal 0.42 8.1 10.99 9.92
17 United Kingdom 0.50 2.6 11.02 9.92
18 Germany 0.38 6.0 5.20 9.81
19 Italy 0.38 4.2 3.36 9.78
20 Luxembourg 0.51 3.1 18.48 9.71
21 Spain 0.44 1.2 12.46 9.48
22 New Zealand 0.36 2.3 9.20 9.26
23 Ireland 0.37 2.2 13.82 9.14
24 Poland 0.20 7.5 13.00 8.69
25 Czech Republic 0.27 1.6 24.10 8.11
26 Hungary 0.30 3.0 44.24 7.53
27 Greece 0.12 1.0 33.19 6.93
28 Slovak Republic 0.16 2.8 50.15 6.58
29 Mexico 0.16 1.1 60.01 6.00
30 Turkey 0.17 2.0 115.76 3.81
Source: ITIF

About the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) is a nonprofit, non-partisan public policy think tank committed to articulating and advancing a pro-productivity, pro-innovation and protechnology public policy agenda internationally, in Washington and in the states. Through its research, policies proposals, and commentary, ITIF is working to advance and support public policies that boost innovation, e-transformation and productivity. For more information contact ITIF at 202-449-1351 or at mail@itif.org, or go online to http://www.innovationpolicy.org

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