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Japanese Broadband Nears 50% Fiber – US Broadband Penetration Grows to 93.4% Among Active Internet Users – May 2009 Bandwidth Report

Japan has the highest percentage of fiber-optic subscribers to broadband in the world. Nearly 48% of broadband subscribers use fiber-optic connections in Japan, well above the OECD average of 10% worldwide. At its current growth rate, more than half of Japan’s broadband lines will be on fiber-optic networks by the summer of 2009. Meanwhile, US broadband penetration among active Internet users grew to 93.44% in April.

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