Denmark a world leader in broadband use, reports OECD  

2006.04.21
A new report from OECD reveals that the concentration of broadband users in Denmark is among the highest in the world

A new report from The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reveals that the concentration of broadband users in Denmark is among the highest in the world. In terms of per capita broadband usage Denmark ranks 4th among the OECD countries; the closely bunched top four are: Iceland (26.7%), South Korea (25.4%), Netherlands (25.3%), Denmark (25.0%).

The fact that another Nordic country, Iceland, came top of the list was a surprise to many, since South Korea is frequently hailed as the most broadband intensive nation on earth, following a government drive to get the population using high speed connections. Now it appears clear that the Nordic region's efforts, including the Danish government's drive to create "Digital Denmark", are proving equally fruitful. In the OECD listing, Finland, Norway and Sweden also achieve top 10 rankings.

In comparison, the US was ranked 12th with 16.8%, just ahead of the UK with 15.8%. In absolute terms however, the US is by far the biggest user of broadband with 49.4 m subscribers, followed by South Korea (22.5 m), Germany (10.7 m) and the UK (9.5 m), according to the published OECD figures. The news was reported by BBC News and ComOn.dk

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