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.
Polish Broadband Growth Tops Worldwide
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
US Remains in 15th Place in Broadband Penetration Worldwide
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
- Organization for Economic Development
- December 2011 Broadband Survey (July 2012).
- US Stays in 15th Place in Broadband Penetration Worldwide
- The US remained at 15th place in broadband penetration worldwide, according to a recent survey. Despite leading the world in broadband subscribers, the US is in 11th place in fiber penetration and 22nd place in broadband speed overall.