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

Definitions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Norway United States HISTORY
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 1.83 million
Ranked 43th.
88.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 48 times more than Norway

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 364.54
Ranked 8th. 29% more than United States
281.99
Ranked 22nd.

Hosts per 1000 628.12
Ranked 7th.
1,039.15
Ranked 2nd. 65% more than Norway

IP addresses per capita 3,241.65
Ranked 4th.
4,911.96
Ranked 2nd. 52% more than Norway
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 43,019 Mbps
Ranked 16th.
970,953.5 Mbps
Ranked 1st. 23 times more than Norway

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 9,368.35 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than United States
3,306.44 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 19th.

Internet Service Providers 13
Ranked 77th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 538 times more than Norway
Internet penetration 95%
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than United States
81%
Ranked 29th.
Internet users 4.47 million
Ranked 65th.
254.3 million
Ranked 2nd. 57 times more than Norway
Internet users > Per 100 people 95
Ranked 2nd. 17% more than United States
81.03
Ranked 26th.

Internet users per thousand people 946.9
Ranked 2nd. 18% more than United States
803.03
Ranked 28th.
Percent using internet 95%
Ranked 2nd. 17% more than United States
81.03%
Ranked 24th.

Users 3.8 million
Ranked 43th.
208 million
Ranked 2nd. 55 times more than Norway

Users > Per capita 821.1 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th. 18% more than United States
695.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th.

Users per 1000 806.94
Ranked 4th. 16% more than United States
697.1
Ranked 8th.

ISP 13
Ranked 57th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 538 times more than Norway
Broadband subscribers per 1000 214.43
Ranked 9th. 28% more than United States
167.13
Ranked 15th.

Hosts 3 million
Ranked 22nd.
316 million
Ranked 1st. 106 times more than Norway

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 9,368.43 Mbps
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than United States
3,316.04 Mbps
Ranked 19th.

Top level domain .no .us
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP 168.9 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 15th. 2 times more than United States
83.14 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 29th.

Broadband subscribers > Per capita 214.43 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 29% more than United States
166.63 per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th.

Censorship > Political filtering No evidence of filtering No evidence of filtering
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 29.76$/month
Ranked 60th. Twice as much as United States
14.95$/month
Ranked 120th.

Broadband subscribers 991,352
Ranked 28th.
49.39 million
Ranked 1st. 50 times more than Norway

Internet Service Providers per million 2.85
Ranked 71st.
24.13
Ranked 23th. 8 times more than Norway
IP addresses 15.26 million
Ranked 25th.
1.54 billion
Ranked 1st. 101 times more than Norway
Broadband access 884,000
Ranked 28th.
40.88 million
Ranked 1st. 46 times more than Norway
TLD .no .us
Livejournal users 2,162
Ranked 19th.
1.29 million
Ranked 1st. 598 times more than Norway
Secure Internet servers 1,811
Ranked 18th.
259,881
Ranked 1st. 144 times more than Norway

Communication technology patents 1.3 per 1000000 people
Ranked 15th.
13.1 per 1000000 people
Ranked 5th. 10 times more than Norway
Secure servers 11.7 per 100,000 people
Ranked 11th.
37.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Norway
Internet charges $52.00
Ranked 3rd. 44% more than United States
$36.00
Ranked 15th.
Secure Internet servers > Per capita 389.99 per 1 million people
Ranked 24th.
869.2 per 1 million people
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than Norway

Web sites 66.4 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 4% more than United States
63.7 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th.
Livejournal users per million 470.83
Ranked 33th.
4,415.29
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than Norway
Linux web servers 89
Ranked 19th.
11,108
Ranked 1st. 125 times more than Norway
Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people 1,878.91
Ranked 10th. 27% more than United States
1,474.08
Ranked 19th.

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 36.88
Ranked 8th. 32% more than United States
28.03
Ranked 22nd.

Linux web servers per million 19.72
Ranked 18th.
38.98
Ranked 5th. 98% more than Norway
ISP per million 2.89
Ranked 49th.
24.34
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than Norway
Hosts > Per capita 644.86 per 1,000 people
Ranked 8th.
1,040.07 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 61% more than Norway

IP addresses (share) 0.4
Ranked 24th.
35.9
Ranked 1st. 90 times more than Norway
ISP > Per capita 2.9 per 1 million people
Ranked 42nd.
24.27 per 1 million people
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than Norway
Secure Internet servers per million 388.57
Ranked 23th.
870.97
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than Norway

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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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.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; OpenNet Initiative (ONI), ONI Data, https://opennet.net/sites/opennet.net/files/ONI_data-20130920.zip; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. 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; Point Topic; LiveJournal; OECD, Communications Outlook 2003, Table 3.12; OECD, Communications Outlook 2003, Table 5.7; OECD, Communications Outlook 2003, Table 6.5; OECD, Communications Outlook 2003, Table 5.6; LiveJournal. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. 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