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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Secure Internet servers > Per capita: Secure servers are servers using encryption technology in Internet transactions. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million 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 South Africa United States HISTORY
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 1.11 million
Ranked 54th.
88.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 80 times more than South Africa

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 21.63
Ranked 116th.
281.99
Ranked 22nd. 13 times more than South Africa

Hosts per 1000 26.58
Ranked 65th.
1,039.15
Ranked 2nd. 39 times more than South Africa

IP addresses per capita 417.67
Ranked 72nd.
4,911.96
Ranked 2nd. 12 times more than South Africa
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 881.5 Mbps
Ranked 57th.
970,953.5 Mbps
Ranked 1st. 1101 times more than South Africa

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 19.01 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 92nd.
3,306.44 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 19th. 174 times more than South Africa

Internet Service Providers 150
Ranked 10th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 47 times more than South Africa
Internet penetration 41%
Ranked 107th.
81%
Ranked 29th. 98% more than South Africa
Internet users 20.01 million
Ranked 25th.
254.3 million
Ranked 2nd. 13 times more than South Africa
Internet users > Per 100 people 41
Ranked 102nd.
81.03
Ranked 26th. 98% more than South Africa

Internet users per thousand people 411.77
Ranked 103th.
803.03
Ranked 28th. 95% more than South Africa
Percent using internet 41%
Ranked 102nd.
81.03%
Ranked 24th. 98% more than South Africa

Users 5.1 million
Ranked 23th.
208 million
Ranked 2nd. 41 times more than South Africa

Users > Per capita 108.77 per 1,000 people
Ranked 91st.
695.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 6 times more than South Africa

Users per 1000 108.05
Ranked 81st.
697.1
Ranked 8th. 6 times more than South Africa

ISP 150
Ranked 4th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 47 times more than South Africa
Broadband subscribers per 1000 3.5
Ranked 73th.
167.13
Ranked 15th. 48 times more than South Africa

Hosts 1.3 million
Ranked 34th.
316 million
Ranked 1st. 244 times more than South Africa

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 18.89 Mbps
Ranked 91st.
3,316.04 Mbps
Ranked 19th. 176 times more than South Africa

Top level domain .za .us
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP 4.11 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 113th.
83.14 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 29th. 20 times more than South Africa

Broadband subscribers > Per capita 3.52 per 1,000 people
Ranked 73th.
166.63 per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th. 47 times more than South Africa

Censorship > Political filtering No evidence of filtering
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 63.21$/month
Ranked 18th. 4 times more than United States
14.95$/month
Ranked 120th.

Broadband subscribers 165,290
Ranked 48th.
49.39 million
Ranked 1st. 299 times more than South Africa

Internet Service Providers per million 3.25
Ranked 64th.
24.13
Ranked 23th. 7 times more than South Africa
IP addresses 20.39 million
Ranked 20th.
1.54 billion
Ranked 1st. 76 times more than South Africa
TLD .za .us
Livejournal users 682
Ranked 37th.
1.29 million
Ranked 1st. 1896 times more than South Africa
Secure Internet servers 1,104
Ranked 26th.
259,881
Ranked 1st. 235 times more than South Africa

Secure Internet servers > Per capita 23.3 per 1 million people
Ranked 74th.
869.2 per 1 million people
Ranked 7th. 37 times more than South Africa

Livejournal users per million 14.61
Ranked 119th.
4,415.29
Ranked 3rd. 302 times more than South Africa
Linux web servers 85
Ranked 20th.
11,108
Ranked 1st. 131 times more than South Africa
Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people 83.75
Ranked 75th.
1,474.08
Ranked 19th. 18 times more than South Africa

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 2.18
Ranked 117th.
28.03
Ranked 22nd. 13 times more than South Africa

Linux web servers per million 1.89
Ranked 56th.
38.98
Ranked 5th. 21 times more than South Africa
ISP per million 3.34
Ranked 10th.
24.34
Ranked 3rd. 7 times more than South Africa
Hosts > Per capita 26.59 per 1,000 people
Ranked 78th.
1,040.07 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 39 times more than South Africa

IP addresses (share) 0.5
Ranked 21st.
35.9
Ranked 1st. 72 times more than South Africa
ISP > Per capita 3.35 per 1 million people
Ranked 9th.
24.27 per 1 million people
Ranked 2nd. 7 times more than South Africa
Secure Internet servers per million 23.13
Ranked 72nd.
870.97
Ranked 7th. 38 times more than South Africa

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). 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.; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators 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.; 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; LiveJournal; LiveJournal. 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.; Netcraft Linux server survey; Netcraft (http://www.netcraft.com/) and World Bank population estimates.; Netcraft Linux server survey. 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.

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