Finland's broadband reaches 96% of citizens

By Justin Mann on February 13, 2007, 5:49 PM
What is the most connected country in the world? Interestingly, it seems that Finland has a very heavy penetration rate for broadband Internet, with an estimated 96% of Finns online. Under age 40, the percentage of those who make use of the Internet is at 100%, and the number of mobile phones exceed the number of inhabitants. While Finlands population is only 5.2 million, that level of connectivity is impressive. That puts them ahead of the U.S. and Britain, though recent figures haven't been published for countries around the world.

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frosty said:
pretty impressive
shl0791 said:
only because it's a smaller country. Just imagine trying to do that with countries and infrastructures such as China or the USA! Good luck.
Mictlantecuhtli said:
We (yes, I'm in Finland) are still about four times as big country as South Korea, which I would have thought to be broadband leaders.The difficulty here is that the 5.2 million people are spread over 338,000 km2, and with the majority of people living in big cities or nearby, there are a lot of places where the broadband connections are made with WiMAX.
jesse_hz said:
"and the number of mobile phones exceed the number of inhabitants"That's not exclusive to Finland!
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