Which Country Has the Highest Internet Broadband Penetration?

Fixed Broadband Internet Penetration Based on Subscribers (As % of Population) (%), 2017 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2017, Cayman Islands ranked the highest in fixed broadband internet penetration based on subscribers as a percentage of population with 50.7% followed by Monaco and Switzerland. On the other end of the scale was Dem. Republic of the Congo with 0.001%, South Sudan with 0.002% and Guinea with 0.009%.

Average fixed broadband internet penetration based on subscribers as a percentage of population reached 13.7% in 2017 in the World according to World Bank. This is 9.32 % more than in the previous year and 60.7 % 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 13.7% in 2017 and an all time low of 0.024% in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 42.2 % 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 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belgium % ... 32.2% 33.3% 34.3% 35.8% 36.5%
Cayman Islands % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 33.3% 33.6% 34.8% 39.7% 45.7%
Denmark % ... ... ... 38.4% 38.8% 40.3% 41.3% 42.3%
France % ... 35.9% 37.7% 39.0% 40.5% 41.7%
Germany % ... ... ... 33.7% 34.5% 35.2% 36.3% 37.6%
Iceland % ... ... 34.5% 34.8% 35.9% 36.4% 37.7%
Liechtenstein % ... ... ... ... ... 37.5% 39.4% 40.8% 42.0% 42.0%
Malta % ... ... ... 30.8% 32.3% 33.8% 35.6% 38.2%
Monaco % ... ... ... 42.5% 43.0% 44.5% 46.7% 47.9%
Netherlands % ... ... 38.8% 39.6% 40.3% 40.6% 41.5%
Norway % ... ... ... 36.1% 37.1% 37.6% 38.5% 39.4%
South Korea % ... 35.9% 36.5% 37.3% 38.1% 39.6%
Sweden % ... ... ... 32.0% 32.2% 32.7% 33.9% 35.8%
Switzerland % ... ... ... 38.8% 40.0% 42.3% 43.0% 44.5%
United Kingdom % ... ... ... 32.3% 33.8% 35.6% 36.5% 37.7%