The DESI Connectivity indicators measure the deployment of broadband infrastructure and its quality. The high-speed broadband coverage and take-up in Europe is growing steadily. As for 2016, 76% of European homes can access high-speed broadband (at least 30 Mbps) and over one third of them already subscribed to it. In Belgium for example, over 80% of fixed internet subscriptions are high-speed.

Growth of connectivity indicators 2014-2017

The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium again score highest in connectivity in Europe measured by fixed broadband, mobile broadband, speed and affordability in 2016.

Graph 1. Connectivity in Europe
Graph 1. Connectivity in Europe, European Commission, Digital Scoreboard 2017

Belgium, Netherlands and Malta are champions in speed, calculated as the weighted average of the NGA coverage and subscriptions to fast broadband. In Belgium, 81.1% of fixed internet subscriptions are at least 30 Mbps.

Graph 2. Speed in Member States 
Graph 2. Speed in Member States, European Commission, Digital Scoreboard 2017

The NGA coverage is increasing in the EU, with the average of 76% of households having possibility to connect to at least 30 Mbps. Malta, Belgium and Netherlands take the lead in this domain.

Graph 3. NGA coverage in MS 
Graph 3. NGA coverage in MS, European Commission, Digital Scoreboard 2017

For performance of each country check the DESI 2017 pages, compose your own comparisons and indicators.