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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Which are the Top Broadband Countries?

According to a survey cited in the IFTF's Future Now blog, Hong Kong boasts the highest level of residential broadband Internet connectivity (73% in Q3 2005). In addition to Hong Kong, the top five broadband countries are (in order) South Korea, Israel, Taiwan and the Netherlands. The US is #19 (33%), just ahead of Slovenia.

Nineteen of the top 20 countries posted positive quarterly growth in broadband between Q2 and Q3 2005, ranging from 0.8% (Israel) to 5.6% (Singapore). The sole country to post a decline in that period was South Korea (-1.42%); no reason for the decline was given.