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Media > Internet Stats: compare key data on France & United States

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  • Fixed broadband Internet subscribers: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology.
  • Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers. Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Hosts per 1000: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • IP addresses per capita: Number of IPv4 internet address allocated per 1000 residents.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Internet Service Providers: The number of Internet Service Providers within a country. An ISP is defined as a company that provides access to the Internet.
  • Internet penetration: Penetration.
  • Internet users: Internet users.
  • Internet users > Per 100 people: Internet users (per 100 people). Internet users are people with access to the worldwide network.
  • Internet users per thousand people: Internet users. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.
  • Percent using internet: Percentage of individuals using the Internet.
  • Users: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months.
  • Users > Per capita: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Users per 1000: This entry gives the number of users within a country that access the Internet. Statistics vary from country to country and may include users who access the Internet at least several times a week to those who access it only once within a period of several months. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Broadband subscribers per 1000: Broadband subscribers are the total number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technologies. Reporting countries may have different definitions of broadband, so data are not strictly comparable across countries. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
  • Hosts: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Top level domain: Country top level domain.
  • International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP: International Internet bandwidth is the contracted capacity of international connections between countries for transmitting Internet traffic. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1 trillion $ gross domestic product.
  • Specific websites > LinkedIn penetration: Penetration.
  • Broadband subscribers > Per capita: Broadband subscribers are the total number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technologies. Reporting countries may have different definitions of broadband, so data are not strictly comparable across countries. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Censorship > Political filtering:
    Indicates whether websites that express views in opposition to those of the current government (mainly on issues of human rights, freedom of expression, minority rights and religious movements) are censored or blocked. This is determined by accessing websites with provocative or objectionable content in English from within the country in question as well as from a place known to have no filtering regime. The retrieved content is then compared and scanned for discrepancies. Possible differences in blocking behavior across different ISPs is considered, as well as normal connectivity problems. 
     
    Values
     
    “per”, pervasive filtering: A large portion of the targeted content in several categories is blocked.
     
    “sub”, substantial filtering: Either a number of categories are subject to a medium level of filtering or a low level of filtering is carried out across many categories.
     
    “sel”, selective filtering: A small number of specific sites across a few categories are blocked, or filtering that targets a single category or issue is present.
     
    “sus”, suspected filtering: Connectivity abnormalities suggest the presence of filtering, but no conclusive proof of deliberate tampering could be found.
     
    “ne”, no evidence of filtering or blocking. 
     
     “nd”, no data.
     
     
  • Price basket for Internet > US$ per month: Price basket for Internet is calculated based on the cheapest available tariff for accessing the Internet 20 hours a month (10 hours peak and 10 hours off-peak). The basket does not include the telephone line rental but does include telephone usage charges if applicable. Data are compiled in the national currency and converted to U.S. dollars using the annual average exchange rate.
  • Broadband subscribers: Broadband subscribers are the total number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technologies. Reporting countries may have different definitions of broadband, so data are not strictly comparable across countries.
  • Internet Service Providers per million: The number of Internet Service Providers within a country. An ISP is defined as a company that provides access to the Internet. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • IP addresses: Number of IPv4 internet addresses allocated to each country.
  • Broadband access: DSL lines, cable modems etc. total in major countries (Top 30)
  • TLD: This entry includes the two-letter codes maintained by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in the ISO 3166 Alpha-2 list and used by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) to establish country-coded top-level domains (ccTLDs).
  • Livejournal users: Number of users with LiveJournal accounts (Dec 2004)
  • Secure Internet servers: Secure servers are servers using encryption technology in Internet transactions.
  • Communication technology patents: Electric communication technique patents 1998-2000 per million population.
  • Secure servers: Number of secure servers per 100000 population (2002).
  • Internet charges: Cost of Internet access for 40 hours at evening times at discounted rates, September 2002.
  • Secure Internet servers > Per capita: Secure servers are servers using encryption technology in Internet transactions. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Web sites: Websites per 1000 population.
  • Livejournal users per million: Number of users with LiveJournal accounts (Dec 2004). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Linux web servers: Total usage of Linux servers by country as of Jan 2001
  • Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people: Secure Internet servers (per 1 million people). Secure servers are servers using encryption technology in Internet transactions.
  • Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people: Fixed broadband Internet subscribers (per 100 people). Fixed broadband Internet subscribers are the number of broadband subscribers with a digital subscriber line, cable modem, or other high-speed technology.
  • Government Broadband Index: The Government Broadband Index ranks various countries' undertakings to provide a broad coverage of speedy internet. It does not measure the current state of broadband availability or speed. The index is calculated by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • Linux web servers per million: Total usage of Linux servers by country as of Jan 2001. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • ISP per million: . Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Hosts > Per capita: This entry lists the number of Internet hosts available within a country. An Internet host is a computer connected directly to the Internet; normally an Internet Service Provider's (ISP) computer is a host. Internet users may use either a hard-wired terminal, at an institution with a mainframe computer connected directly to the Internet, or may connect remotely by way of a modem via telephone line, cable, or satellite to the Internet Service Provider's host computer. The number of hosts is one indicator of the extent of Internet connectivity. Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • IP addresses (share): Share of IPv4 internet addresses allocated per country.
  • ISP > Per capita: Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Secure Internet servers per million: Secure servers are servers using encryption technology in Internet transactions. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
STAT France United States HISTORY
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 23.96 million
Ranked 5th.
88.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than France

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 364.71
Ranked 7th. 29% more than United States
281.99
Ranked 22nd.

Hosts per 1000 49.49
Ranked 40th.
1,039.15
Ranked 2nd. 21 times more than France

IP addresses per capita 1,448.68
Ranked 25th.
4,911.96
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than France
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 200,000 Mbps
Ranked 1st.
970,953.5 Mbps
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than France

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 3,285.53 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 9th.
3,306.44 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 19th. 1% more than France

Internet Service Providers 62
Ranked 16th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 113 times more than France
Internet penetration 83%
Ranked 24th. 2% more than United States
81%
Ranked 29th.
Internet users 54.47 million
Ranked 10th.
254.3 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than France
Internet users > Per 100 people 83
Ranked 23th. 2% more than United States
81.03
Ranked 26th.

Internet users per thousand people 825.96
Ranked 22nd. 3% more than United States
803.03
Ranked 28th.
Percent using internet 83%
Ranked 21st. 2% more than United States
81.03%
Ranked 24th.

Users 29.52 million
Ranked 9th.
208 million
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than France

Users > Per capita 483.65 per 1,000 people
Ranked 26th.
695.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 44% more than France

Users per 1000 464.04
Ranked 27th.
697.1
Ranked 8th. 50% more than France

ISP 62
Ranked 6th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 113 times more than France
Broadband subscribers per 1000 149.83
Ranked 19th.
167.13
Ranked 15th. 12% more than France

Hosts 3.15 million
Ranked 10th.
316 million
Ranked 1st. 100 times more than France

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 3,165.75 Mbps
Ranked 9th.
3,316.04 Mbps
Ranked 19th. 5% more than France

Top level domain .fr .us
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP 94.05 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 18th. 13% more than United States
83.14 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 29th.

Specific websites > LinkedIn penetration 9.91%
Ranked 6th.
29.9%
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than France
Broadband subscribers > Per capita 155.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 18th.
166.63 per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th. 7% more than France

Censorship > Political filtering No evidence of filtering No evidence of filtering
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 12.43$/month
Ranked 131st.
14.95$/month
Ranked 120th. 20% more than France

Broadband subscribers 9.47 million
Ranked 7th.
49.39 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than France

Internet Service Providers per million 0.996
Ranked 113th.
24.13
Ranked 23th. 24 times more than France
IP addresses 95.08 million
Ranked 7th.
1.54 billion
Ranked 1st. 16 times more than France
Broadband access 8.93 million
Ranked 5th.
40.88 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than France
TLD metropolitan France - .fr; French Guiana - .gf; Guadeloupe - .gp; Martinique - .mq; Reunion - .re .us
Livejournal users 2,454
Ranked 18th.
1.29 million
Ranked 1st. 527 times more than France
Secure Internet servers 5,890
Ranked 8th.
259,881
Ranked 1st. 44 times more than France

Communication technology patents 8 per 1000000 people
Ranked 8th.
13.1 per 1000000 people
Ranked 5th. 64% more than France
Secure servers 4.2 per 100,000 people
Ranked 17th.
37.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than France
Internet charges $34.00
Ranked 16th.
$36.00
Ranked 15th. 6% more than France
Secure Internet servers > Per capita 96.5 per 1 million people
Ranked 44th.
869.2 per 1 million people
Ranked 7th. 9 times more than France

Web sites 10.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th.
63.7 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than France
Livejournal users per million 39.14
Ranked 95th.
4,415.29
Ranked 3rd. 113 times more than France
Linux web servers 327
Ranked 7th.
11,108
Ranked 1st. 34 times more than France
Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people 408.96
Ranked 38th.
1,474.08
Ranked 19th. 4 times more than France

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 37.76
Ranked 6th. 35% more than United States
28.03
Ranked 22nd.

Government Broadband Index 3.9
Ranked 7th. 30% more than United States
3
Ranked 11th.
Linux web servers per million 5.33
Ranked 40th.
38.98
Ranked 5th. 7 times more than France
ISP per million 1.02
Ranked 79th.
24.34
Ranked 3rd. 24 times more than France
Hosts > Per capita 51.58 per 1,000 people
Ranked 48th.
1,040.07 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 20 times more than France

IP addresses (share) 2.2
Ranked 7th.
35.9
Ranked 1st. 16 times more than France
ISP > Per capita 1.05 per 1 million people
Ranked 72nd.
24.27 per 1 million people
Ranked 2nd. 23 times more than France
Secure Internet servers per million 92.58
Ranked 43th.
870.97
Ranked 7th. 9 times more than France

SOURCES: International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; http://www.iana.org/numbers; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users ("Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012" , International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013); Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013); International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). 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