There were 134.7 million fixed broadband subscribers in the 29 European countries surveyed1 at the end of 2010, a 7% increase over the previous year. This translates into a 26.5% penetration rate (26.5 subscribers per 100 inhabitants, 1.7 percentage points higher than at the end of 2009) on average, and 28.8% when looking only at Western European countries (the EU-15 + Norway and Iceland).