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World broadband penetration leaders: Korea, Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland

OECD ranked its country members on broadband penetration, dissecting DSL, cable and other hookups. Korea, Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland all boast broadband penetration above 20%.

OECD ranked its country members on broadband penetration, dissecting DSL, cable and other hookups. Korea, Netherlands, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland all boast broadband penetration above 20%.

Broadband penetration numbers in OECD states

 Penetration, number of lines per 100 
RankCountryDSLCableOtherTotalTotal Subscribers
1Korea13.98.92.725.512 260 969
2Netherlands13.68.9022.53 642 315
3Denmark13.26.12.421.81 176 637
4Iceland21.00.30.421.763 553
5Switzerland12.77.20.420.31 515 446
6Canada9.49.70.119.26 142 662
7Finland16.32.20.218.7978 600
8Belgium11.07.3018.21 899 652
9Norway14.82.50.918.2836 060
10Sweden11.32.72.516.51 482 843
11Japan11.02.43.016.420 953 090
12United States5.58.01.114.542 645 815
13United Kingdom9.73.8013.58 095 000
14France11.90.8012.87 935 900
15Austria7.05.40.112.51 025 036
16Luxembourg10.41.3011.852 920
17Australia8.52.40.110.92 183 300
18Germany9.90.30.110.28 439 732
19Italy9.400.610.05 783 319
20Portugal5.14.709.91031 491
21Spain7.02.20.19.33 949 234
22New Zealand6.40.30.36.9283 798
23Hungary2.91.60.14.6469 186
24Ireland3.50.40.54.3175 500
25Poland2.50.70.13.31 250 000
26Czech Republic1.81.002.8284 200
27Slovak Republic1.20.30.11.686 958
28Turkey1.1001.2862 843
29Mexico0.80.201.01 051 854
30Greece0.8000.893 287
OECD Total7.23.80.811.8136 651 000
Source: OECD