Denmark has world's highest access to the Internet; US no. 3

Denmark has world's highest access to the Internet; US no. 3 reports the IDC/World Times Information Society Index

Denmark is the world's leading country for information technology access, according to the IDC's latest Information Society Index (ISI), reports The Copenhagen Post online in November 2004.

Every year, ISI compares a long list of IT parameters. The 2004 index measured the progress of 53 countries in the so-called information revolution, as well as their ability to use and utilize opportunities afforded by IT.

Denmark scored higher than any other country in the category measuring percentage of the population with access to the Internet. The ISI found that 67 percent of all Danes have Internet access, 84 percent of them with access from their own home. 22 percent of all Danes surveyed have broadband Internet connections installed.

Sweden ranked second on this year's index, followed by the United States, with more computers and software per household than any other country.