Bruce P. Mehlman
The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition of business and non-profit organizations that aim to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to the critical tool that is broadband Internet. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that support equal opportunity for universal broadband availability and adoption so that everyone, everywhere can seize the benefits of the Internet - from education to health care, employment to community building, civic engagement and beyond.
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Denmark has 37 percent of homes and businesses fitted with high-speed Internet, the highest percentage in the world, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Luxembourg.
United States ranked 17th globally, about the same level as Spain.
23 percent of European homes and business using fixed-line broadband, compared with 20 percent in the United States.
Europe, like North America, will see its percentage of the world-wide Internet population decrease to 22% from 26% over the next four years, given its already high penetration of Internet users in Western Europe
The total world-wide population of active Internet users (defined as those who have been online at least once in the past month) will be about 2.17 billion in 2014, up from 1.46 billion last year.
At the end of 2008, approximately 19% of Internet connections around the world were at speeds greater than 5 Mbps.
Worldwide, 91% of all connections were wireless, and 9% were wired [DSL or cable] in 2008.
Broadband penetration by technology top economies worldwide, December 2005