Denmark leads the networked world

Denmark has snatched the top spot from the US as the most network-ready country, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The 2006-2007 Global Information Technology Report saw America slide to seventh spot, with the UK clawing back up to ninth following its tenth place last year. "For the first time, Denmark tops the rankings as a culmination of an upward trend since 2003," said a statement from the WEF.

"Denmark's outstanding levels of networked readiness have to do with the country's excellent regulatory environment, coupled with clear government leadership and vision in using ICT for growth and promoting ICT penetration and usage." John Chambers, president and chief executive at Cisco, added: "It is no longer debatable as to whether or not the global economy will become networked.

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I live in Denmark and I can tell you - regardless of the network readiness, this country has some of the most expensive internet connections in Europe. Our neighbor Sweden has been able to offer 100mb connections to regular consumers for a good while - at same time our danish TDC leeches same amount of money from 2mb ADSL connections. In many ways I would call this country a very back end place when it comes to cost of net connections. Sweden is way ahead.

rantapallo said,
I live in Denmark and I can tell you - regardless of the network readiness, this country has some of the most expensive internet connections in Europe. Our neighbor Sweden has been able to offer 100mb connections to regular consumers for a good while - at same time our danish TDC leeches same amount of money from 2mb ADSL connections. In many ways I would call this country a very back end place when it comes to cost of net connections. Sweden is way ahead.

100mbit is a shared connection.
Their speeds may be faster, but ours is more reliable and widespread. Only 40k of +5mill are not able to get broadband.....yet
- And you do know there are many alternatives to TDC, right?

Well done Denmark, I wonder if that prune that runs Britain will read this.

If you don't invest in your people, moving on grinds to a halt.

Seems Denmark have done this.

The tax rate would have to rise and we wouldn't want that now would we because then Blair would be a money grabbing so and so, he can't win.