South Korea remains the leader in worldwide broadband penetration on almost 25 broadband lines per 100 people, with Hong Kong still in second place with 21 lines per 100 people. The Netherlands has made the biggest impact in this 'top ten' overtaking Canada to take 4th place with 17.5 broadband lines per 100. Israel has also been impressive in eighth place with 13.9 lines per 100 - overtaking both Japan and Sweden.
Smaller countries, with less than 500,000 population, are excluded from this ranking but some of them are also reaching high penetrations. Iceland, for example, now has over 12 broadband lines per 100 population.