The District of Columbia had the fastest connection speeds among the United States, according to a recent survey. The US came in 17th worldwide in broadband penetration. The average US household, however, enjoys less than half the broadband speed of the average South Korean household.
The Bandwidth Report Category: Canada
Mexico Tops in Broadband Growth – Switzerland Leads World in Broadband Penetration – DSL Dominates High Penetration Countries – August 2013 Bandwidth Report
Mexico led the world in broadband growth in the last quarter of 2012. Overall, Switzerland topped all countries in broadband penetration. The US remained stuck in 15th place in broadband penetration, according to a recent survey. DSL dominates the countries with high broadband penetration, while the US relies more on cable modems for most of their broadband subscribers.
USA Passes Japan in Wireless Broadband Among G7 – Finland Tops in Wireless Broadband Penetration Worldwide – July 2013 Bandwidth Report
The US passed Japan in wireless broadband penetration for the first time in Q4 2012. Among the G7 countries, the US had 89.8% wireless broadband penetration, Japan came in second at 85.4%, the UK at 71.8%, Italy at 52.2%, and France at 50.8%. The OECD average was 62.7% wireless penetration.
US Jumps to 7th in Wireless Broadband Penetration Worldwide – Korea Reaches 100% Wireless Broadband Saturation – August 2012 Bandwidth Report
The United States jumped from 24th place to 7th place in wireless broadband penetration worldwide, according to a recent survey. Korea, Sweden and Finland top all countries in wireless broadband subscribers.
Poland Tops in Broadband Growth Worldwide – US 15th in Broadband Penetration Worldwide – July 2012 Bandwidth Report
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.
US and Canada Drop in Broadband Penetration Worldwide – January 2012 Bandwidth Report
Since our last broadband survey in July the US and Canada have both dropped one position in broadband penetration worldwide. According to a recent Point Topic survey, the US dropped from 22nd place to 23rd place (from Q1 2011 to Q3 2011). Canada also dropped one position to 19th place since our last survey.
1.2 Billion Active Mobile Broadband Users – Europe Leads World in Broadband Penetration – December 2011 Bandwidth Report
By the end of 2011, there were over 1.2 billion active users of mobile broadband devices, according to a recent survey. 90% of the world’s population had access to 2G broadband, while 45% of the world had 3G coverage, according to the ITU. Europe leads the world in broadband penetration with fixed and mobile broadband penetration reaching 26% and 54% respectively. The Netherlands, Switzerland, and Denmark lead all countries surveyed in fixed broadband penetration.
US Broadband Penetration Drops to 27th Place Worldwide – July 2011 Bandwidth Report
In just over a year the US has dropped two places in worldwide broadband rankings. As measured by household usage, broadband penetration in the US dropped from 25th to 27th place worldwide. The US remained at 22nd place in broadband use by population. Qatar jumped two spots to lead Liechtenstein and Luxembourg in household penetration of broadband, while Iceland jumped 2 spots to 3rd place behind Liechtenstein and Luxembourg in broadband penetration by population.
European Mobile Broadband Penetration Nearly Twice the Americas – February 2011 Bandwidth Report
Europe leads the world in mobile broadband penetration with nearly twice the subscribers per 100 inhabitants than that of The Americas and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The CIS leads all areas surveyed in mobile cellular subscriptions with over 130% penetration, according to a recent survey by the ITU.
Nearly Two-Thirds of US Broadband Subscribers are Wireless – US Ranks 9th in Wireless Broadband Penetration Worldwide – December 2010 Bandwidth Report
More than 62% of the broadband subscribers in the US subscribe to a wireless broadband plan, according to data provided by the OECD (see Figures 1 and 2). The United States ranks 9th overall in wireless broadband penetration, according the same survey.