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A new table of nations based upon fixed broadband penetration has revealed Switzerland to be the most-connected country.

The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU's) latest State of Broadband Report 2013 revealed the landlocked European state had 41.9 fixed connections per 100 inhabitants in 2012.

Taking second place in the chart was the Netherlands with 39.4 connections, ahead of Denmark (38.2) and France (37.8).

The highest ranking non-European nation was South Korea - the country with the world's fastest average broadband speeds - in fifth place with 37.6 connections per 100 inhabitants.

Norway came next with 36.9 connections, ahead of Iceland (34.5), Belgium (34.1), Germany (34.0) and the UK (34.0).

Broadband coverage is increasing in the UK, with BT, Virgin Media and other service providers continuing to extend their networks.

And as such, the UK could potentially improve its ranking in the ITU table during 2013.

The government wants every community in Britain to have access to at least 2Mb broadband speeds by 2015 at the latest.

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