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Broadband Penetration Grows Worldwide
Jun 10, 2010
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There were 283 million broadband subscriptions in OECD countries as of December 2009 with the inclusion of Chile as an OECD member. The OECD said the average penetration rate across the OECD has grown from 22.8 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in June 2009 to 23.3 subscriptions per 100 inhabitants in December 2009.

In terms of the number of broadband subscriptions per 200 inhabitants, the Scandinavian countries (Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Sweden) are the leaders along with Korea, all with 32 to 37 subscriptions per 100. The United States ranks 15th but has the largest number of total broadband subscriptions at 81 million.

Rankings of all countries in broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants:

• Netherlands - 37.1
• Denmark - 37.1
• Switzerland - 35.6
• Norway - 33.9
• Korea - 33.5
• Iceland - 32.8
• Sweden - 32.4
• Luxembourg - 31.9
• France - 30.4
• Germany - 30.3
• Canada - 29.6
• United Kingdom - 29.5
• Belgium - 29.0
• Finland - 26.7
• United States - 26.4
• Japan - 24.8
• Australia - 23.3
• New Zealand - 23.2
• Austria - 22.1
• Spain - 21.2
• Italy - 20.5
• Ireland - 19.5
• Portugal - 17.9
• Hungary - 17.8
• Greece - 17.0
• Czech Republic - 12.9
• Poland - 12.1
• Slovak Republic - 11.6
• Chile - 9.6
• Mexico - 9.2
• Turkey - 9.0
• OECD average - 23.3

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