FCC: U.S. Ranked 9th Out Of 29 Countries For Mobile Broadband Adoption

Posted May 21, 2011

The Federal Communications Commission released a new report yesterday that has data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development that states that the U.S. is ranked 9th out of 29 countries for mobile broadband adoption on a per capita basis. The U.S. is ranked 12th out of 33 countries for percentage of households that have fixed broadband. The U.K., South Korea, and Iceland are some of the countries that have the U.S. beat.

The FCC released the National Broadband Plan last year to prioritize affordable Internet access to Americans by expanding coverage. The average download speed in New York averages to about 11.7 Mbps with a population of 8.4 million people. Compare that to 35.8 Mbps for the 10 million residents in Seoul, South Korea.