The Economist : The Underdeveloped Developed World

Monday, May 26, 2008

Very interesting statistics –

The number of broadband subscribers in the OECD rose to 235m by December 2007, an increase of almost a fifth from a year earlier. A broadband link allows users to access digital information faster than a standard telephone-modem connection. Around 35% of the population in Denmark have broadband access, the highest rate in the OECD. Broadband penetration in other Nordic countries (and in the Netherlands and South Korea) is above 30%. Fibre-optic links can transmit digital data still faster than traditional broadband. But outside Japan and South Korea—where more than a third of users have fibre-optic links—their use is spreading slowly. Just 8% of subscriptions in the OECD are fibre-based.

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