Polish broadband grew faster than any other country in a recent survey. The US remained in 15th place in broadband penetration worldwide, with a growth rate of 1.1% over the last half of 2011.
Poland topped all countries in broadband growth in a recent survey (see Figure 1). In the last half of 2011, Polish broadband penetration grew by 6.4%, followed by Chile at 5.1%, Greece at 4.8%, Portugal at 4.2% and the Czech Republic at 4.0% growth. The US came in at 1.1% growth, below the OECD average of 2% growth worldwide.
Figure 1: Broadband Penetration Growth by Country June - December 2011
The United States stayed in 15th place in broadband penetration from our last OECD broadband survey. Switzerland topped the list with 39.9% fixed broadband penetration per 100 inhabitants in December 2011, followed by the Netherlands at 39.1%, Denmark at 37.9%, France at 35.9%, and Norway at 35.7% broadband penetration. The UK came in 8th at 33.3%, Canada came in 13th at 32%, and the US came in 15th at 27.7% broadband penetration (see Figure 2).
Figure 2: Broadband Penetration by Country Versus GDP - December 2011
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