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Belgium has third best broadband access in the EU
Belgium is in third place when it comes to broadband access in the European Union, writes Knack based on a report from the European Commission. The report also shows that Belgian companies demonstrate superior technology integration.
According to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), fast broadband connections are available virtually everywhere in Belgium. In addition, 81% of Belgian connections have a speed of at least 30 Mbps, compared with an EU average of 37%. The Netherlands and Luxembourg lead in first and second place in terms of connectivity.
One of Belgium's weak points, however, is mobile connectivity. Only 68 in 100 people have mobile Internet access, far below the European average of 84%. There is also room for improvement in the field of digital government services, according to the DESI.
Overall, the DESI shows that Denmark, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands have the most advanced digital economies in the EU, followed by Luxembourg, Belgium, the UK and Ireland.