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OECD Broadband statistics 2006 October 13, 2006

Posted by Jasper in broadband.

Today the OECD published their broadband stats to June 2006. Access them here. Some key findings are:

  • Denmark leads the OECD with a broadband penetration rate of 29.3 subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
  • Australia and New Zealand continue to perform poorly, only ranked 17 and 22 respectively in broadband penetration.
  • There has been strong per-capita subscriber growth in western Europe.
  • Fibre to the home is becoming increasingly important for broadband access, particularly in countries with high broadband penetration. In Denmark, Danish power companies are rolling out fibre to consumers as they work to bury overhead power lines. Municipal broadband projects are also expanding in many northern European countries and throughout the OECD.
  • Japan leads the OECD in fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) with 6.3 million fibre subscribers in June 2006. Fibre subscribers alone in Japan outnumber total broadband subscribers in 22 of the 30 OECD countries.
  • The United States has the largest total number of broadband subscribers in the OECD at 57 million.


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