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DSL Market Penetration to 30 June 2002: Top 20 Countries
(from Point Topic)

DSL subscribers as % of phone lines
1 South Korea 26.14
2 Taiwan 11.07
3 Hong Kong 9.78
4 Belgium 7.79
5 Canada 6.34
6 Denmark 6.10
7 Germany 5.12
8 Singapore 4.73
9 Japan 4.44
10 Sweden 4.36
11 Finland 4.21
12 Estonia 4.11
13 Spain 3.86
14 Austria 3.69
15 Norway 3.10
16 Israel 2.88
17 USA 2.73
18 Switzerland 2.20
19 France 2.14
20 Netherlands 2.11
Of course, this isn’t an apples-to-apples comparison. But that South Korea number really jumps out at you. Not just a quarter of all lines for Internet users, it’s a quarter of the lines for broadband. The report says there are now 26 million DSL subscribers worldwide.