Q5 Increasing broadband penetration How high was Japan ranked (in December 2006) among member countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in terms of broadband Internet penetration?
(a) First
(b) Seventh
(c) Fourteenth

A5 I The smaller a country, the easier it is to increase the rate of broadband penetration. Among OECD member countries, Denmark is ranked top. It has a enetration rate of 31.9 per 100 inhabitants. Nevertheless, it only has 1.7 million subscribers.

The Netherlands is ranked second with a rate of 31.8. Japan, with 20.2, is ranked ourteenth. The correct answer is (c). Iceland is ranked third with 29.7. Penetration in
Europe is high, while the United States has a penetration rate of 19.6 and is ranked fifteenth.