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Media > Internet Stats: compare key data on United Kingdom & 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.
  • Specific websites > Chinese Wikipedia readers: Location of readers of the Standard Chinese language edition of Wikipedia.
  • 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.
  • Specific websites > Chinese Wikipedia edits: Location of editors of the Standard Chinese language edition of Wikipedia.
  • 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.
  • 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 United Kingdom United States HISTORY
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 21.37 million
Ranked 6th.
88.52 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United Kingdom

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 337.99
Ranked 12th. 20% more than United States
281.99
Ranked 22nd.

Hosts per 1000 134.69
Ranked 38th.
1,039.15
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than United Kingdom

IP addresses per capita 1.95
Ranked 1st.
4,911.96
Ranked 2nd. 2513 times more than United Kingdom
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 781,554 Mbps
Ranked 2nd.
970,953.5 Mbps
Ranked 1st. 24% more than United Kingdom

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 13,061.97 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than United States
3,306.44 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 19th.

Internet Service Providers 400
Ranked 4th.
7,000
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than United Kingdom
Internet penetration 87%
Ranked 14th. 7% more than United States
81%
Ranked 29th.
Internet users 54.86 million
Ranked 9th.
254.3 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Internet users > Per 100 people 87.02
Ranked 13th. 7% more than United States
81.03
Ranked 26th.

Internet users per thousand people 865.38
Ranked 12th. 8% more than United States
803.03
Ranked 28th.
Percent using internet 87.02%
Ranked 13th. 7% more than United States
81.03%
Ranked 24th.

Users 40.2 million
Ranked 6th.
208 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Users > Per capita 661.44 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th.
695.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 9th. 5% more than United Kingdom

Users per 1000 659.16
Ranked 15th.
697.1
Ranked 8th. 6% more than United Kingdom

Broadband subscribers per 1000 163.79
Ranked 16th.
167.13
Ranked 15th. 2% more than United Kingdom

Hosts 8.27 million
Ranked 10th.
316 million
Ranked 1st. 38 times more than United Kingdom

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 13,054.65 Mbps
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than United States
3,316.04 Mbps
Ranked 19th.

Top level domain .uk .us
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP 366.57 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 5th. 4 times more than United States
83.14 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 29th.

Specific websites > LinkedIn penetration 22.41%
Ranked 4th.
29.9%
Ranked 1st. 33% more than United Kingdom
Broadband subscribers > Per capita 163.78 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th.
166.63 per 1,000 people
Ranked 15th. 2% more than United Kingdom

Censorship > Political filtering No evidence of filtering No evidence of filtering
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 27.25$/month
Ranked 67th. 82% more than United States
14.95$/month
Ranked 120th.

Broadband subscribers 9.86 million
Ranked 6th.
49.39 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United Kingdom

Internet Service Providers per million 6.72
Ranked 46th.
24.13
Ranked 23th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
IP addresses 123.5 million
Ranked 4th.
1.54 billion
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than United Kingdom
Broadband access 8.86 million
Ranked 6th.
40.88 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United Kingdom
TLD .uk .us
Livejournal users 71,742
Ranked 3rd.
1.29 million
Ranked 1st. 18 times more than United Kingdom
Secure Internet servers 33,892
Ranked 3rd.
259,881
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than United Kingdom

Communication technology patents 8.7 per 1000000 people
Ranked 7th.
13.1 per 1000000 people
Ranked 5th. 51% more than United Kingdom
Secure servers 17.1 per 100,000 people
Ranked 6th.
37.5 per 100,000 people
Ranked 1st. 2 times more than United Kingdom
Internet charges $33.00
Ranked 17th.
$36.00
Ranked 15th. 9% more than United Kingdom
Secure Internet servers > Per capita 561.49 per 1 million people
Ranked 15th.
869.2 per 1 million people
Ranked 7th. 55% more than United Kingdom

Web sites 64.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 4th. 1% more than United States
63.7 per 1,000 people
Ranked 5th.
Livejournal users per million 1,198.34
Ranked 18th.
4,415.29
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than United Kingdom
Linux web servers 1,339
Ranked 4th.
11,108
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than United Kingdom
Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people 1,478.28
Ranked 17th. About the same as United States
1,474.08
Ranked 19th.

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 34.03
Ranked 12th. 21% more than United States
28.03
Ranked 22nd.

Specific websites > Chinese Wikipedia readers 1%
Ranked 7th.
4.6%
Ranked 3rd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
Linux web servers per million 22.65
Ranked 15th.
38.98
Ranked 5th. 72% more than United Kingdom
Specific websites > Chinese Wikipedia edits 0.6%
Ranked 11th.
5.4%
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than United Kingdom
Hosts > Per capita 135.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th.
1,040.07 per 1,000 people
Ranked 3rd. 8 times more than United Kingdom

IP addresses (share) 2.9
Ranked 4th.
35.9
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than United Kingdom
Secure Internet servers per million 559.31
Ranked 15th.
870.97
Ranked 7th. 56% more than United Kingdom

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