Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Iceland No. 1 in Broadband Use

Via Red Herring.

Iceland has edged ahead of South Korea in broadband usage, leading the 30 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the organization reported Tuesday.

Iceland now has a broadband penetration rate of 26.7 subscribers per 100 inhabitants—26.7 percent, the report said. South Korea came in second, with the Netherlands and Denmark close behind. All three countries had more than 25 subscribers per 100 inhabitants.

The findings underscore that Europe is catching up on broadband, said the report’s author, OECD analyst Taylor Reynolds. In addition to Iceland, seven European countries are in the top 10 OECD countries for broadband penetration, with South Korea and Canada representing the other two countries. Japan ranked No. 11 and the U.S. came in 12th.

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