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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has ranked the UK eighth out of 34 member countries based upon fixed broadband adoption rates.

According to latest figures, the UK has 33.3 broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants, more than the likes of Germany, Japan, the United States and Australia.

Switzerland topped the OECD chart, with 39.9 subscribers, with the Netherlands, Denmark, France and Norway completing the top five.

South Korea - the nation with the fastest average broadband speeds - was ranked sixth, with Iceland one place ahead of the UK in seventh.

The OECD average was found to be 25.6 fixed broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants, with Turkey, Mexico and Chile bringing up the rear.

Where technology is concerned, 55.8 per cent of the broadband connections in the OECD region were found to be DSL-based, with 30 per cent of consumers reliant upon cable and 13.7 per cent opting to use fibre-optic technology. 

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