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Which Country Has the Highest Internet Broadband Penetration?

Fixed Broadband Internet Penetration Based on Subscribers (As % of Population) (%), 2020 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | April 1, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 175 countries in 2020, Monaco ranked the highest in fixed broadband internet penetration based on subscribers as a percentage of population with 53.2% followed by Cayman Islands and Malta. On the other end of the scale was Chad with < 0.001%, South Sudan with 0.002% and East Timor with 0.006%.

Average fixed broadband internet penetration based on subscribers as a percentage of population reached 17.1% in 2020 in the World according to World Bank. This is 8.96 % more than in the previous year and 54.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average fixed broadband internet penetration based on subscribers as a percentage of population reached an all time high of 17.1% in 2020 and an all time low of 0.024% in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 36.6 % since 1998.

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

Fixed Broadband Internet Penetration Based on Subscribers (As % of Population) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Belgium % 35.7% 36.5% 37.6% 38.3% 39.2%
Canada % 35.2% 36.4% 36.8% 37.9% 39.0%
Cayman Islands % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 38.6% 44.4% 39.2% 49.3% 49.3% ...
Denmark % 41.3% 42.3% 43.1% 43.8% 44.1%
France % 40.5% 41.7% 42.8% 43.9% 44.8%
Germany % 36.3% 37.5% 38.8% 40.2% 41.1%
Greece % ... ... ... 29.5% 32.3% 34.1% 35.7% 37.7%
Iceland % 36.4% 37.7% 38.5% 40.3% 41.0%
Liechtenstein % ... ... 41.9% 41.9% 42.3% 43.0% 44.1%
Malta % 35.2% 37.6% 39.3% 41.4% 43.7%
Monaco % 47.7% 48.7% 48.9% 50.2% 50.9%
Netherlands % 40.6% 41.5% 42.5% 42.8% 43.4%
Norway % 38.4% 39.4% 40.1% 40.9% 41.3%
South Korea % 37.9% 39.4% 40.3% 41.5% 41.6%
Switzerland % 43.1% 44.6% 45.1% 46.3% 45.6%