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Ninety-Six Percent of Icelanders Connected

By Iceland Review

The State of Broadband 2013 report, published yesterday by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, placed Iceland on the top of the list for internet usage per capita in 2012.


The Broadband Commission for Digital Development was founded in 2010 by ITU (Telecommunication Union) and UNESCO in response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s call to step up efforts to meet the Millennium Developments goals.

Ninety-six percent of Icelanders are, or have, access to the internet, one percent more than the Norwegians, two percent more than the Swedes, and three percent more than the Danes and the Dutch. On the bottom of the list is North Korea, where the internet is not available to the common people. Only 0.8 percent of Eritreans have access to the internet, 0.9 percent of people in Timor-Leste and 1.1 percent in Myanmar (Burma).

The full 127 page report is here.


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