Which Country Has the Highest Broadband Penetration?

Fixed Broadband Internet Penetration Based on Connections (As % of Population) (%), 2017 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | December 31, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2018, Monaco ranked the highest in fixed broadband internet penetration based on connections as a percentage of population with 50.0% followed by Switzerland and Denmark. On the other end of the scale was Dem. Republic of the Congo with 0.001%, Eritrea with 0.009% and Guinea with 0.009%.

Average fixed broadband internet penetration based on connections as a percentage of population reached 14.5% in 2018 in the World according to World Bank. This is 5.81 % more than in the previous year and 57.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average fixed broadband internet penetration based on connections as a percentage of population reached an all time high of 14.5% in 2018 and an all time low of 0.000% in 1999. The average annual growth amounted to 40.0 % since 1998.

Data for more countries are available at Fixed Broadband Internet Penetration Based on Connections (As % of Population) indicator page.

Fixed Broadband Internet Penetration Based on Connections (As % of Population) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belgium % ... ... ... 32.2% 33.5% 34.6% 36.2% 37.1%
Canada % ... ... ... 32.7% 33.6% 34.5% 35.6% 36.6%
Cayman Islands % ... ... ... 33.3% 33.7% 35.0% 39.9% 46.1% ...
Denmark % ... ... ... 38.5% 39.0% 40.6% 41.7% 42.8%
France % ... ... ... 35.8% 37.6% 38.9% 40.4% 41.7%
Germany % ... ... ... 32.9% 33.8% 34.8% 36.0% 37.5%
Iceland % ... ... ... 34.7% 34.9% 35.8% 36.1% 37.3%
Luxembourg % ... ... ... 32.9% 32.5% 33.4% 35.0% 36.3%
Malta % ... ... ... 30.2% 31.8% 33.5% 35.5% 38.2%
Monaco % ... ... ... 42.8% 43.3% 44.8% 47.0% 48.2%
Netherlands % ... ... ... 39.0% 39.9% 40.7% 41.0% 42.0%
Norway % ... ... ... 36.2% 37.3% 38.0% 39.1% 40.1%
South Korea % ... ... ... 36.7% 37.3% 38.2% 39.0% 40.6%
Switzerland % ... ... ... 38.9% 40.3% 42.7% 43.6% 45.3%
United Kingdom % ... ... ... 33.0% 34.6% 36.6% 37.6% 39.0%