UN Broadband Report: Iceland Tops Internet Users

The U.S. ranked 19th in the world in terms of people online at 84.2%, according to the latest UN Broadband Commission report on worldwide access.

According to the report, over 50% of the world's population will have access to broadband by 2017. There are now 77 countries with over 50% of the population online, up from 70 in 2013.

Tops in people online—the percentage of individuals who use the Internet—is Iceland at 96.5%, followed by Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.