March 29, 2006
Point Topic is reporting that Korea, the oft quoted “standard measure” of a country when it comes to successful broadband penetration, is in danger of slipping from the global top spot.
According to a release, “South Korea is close to losing its position as the world leader in broadband take-up. After several years when Korea was far ahead of other countries in number of broadband lines per 100 population, Denmark and the Netherlands are now very close to catching up.”
South Korea maintains slightly more than 25% penetration of broadband by population. But Denmark and The Netherlands are only a fraction of a percent behind. Hong Kong and Finland are also close, both having reached a 23% penetration level.
It’s a shame that the United States is not on this list yet.