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Norway is one of the most advanced countries for internet connectivity, with high broadband penetration and excellent DSL coverage. In 2011, 92,2 % of households have internet subscriptions, 80,4% of which are broadband connections. Furthermore, Broadband penetration among enterprises reached 90 % already in 2009. As for wireless broadband, only Luxembourg in the EU has a higher penetration of laptop-based wireless connections than Norway. Rates of regular and frequent internet use exceed even those of the top-scoring EU countries (Sweden and Denmark, respectively). Moreover, the share of people who have never used the internet before is lower than in Sweden, the EU’s best-performing country on this indicator. The most popular activities are looking up information about goods and services, internet banking, reading online newspapers and ordering goods and services online. Although Norway is not an EU Member State, it was included in the study as an EEA member.

Action 55: Member States to double annual public spending on ICT research and development

Last update: 1 Aug 2014 - See details for action 55 in Norway

Action 56: Member States to engage in large-scale pilots financed by the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme

Last update: 7 Aug 2014 - See details for action 56 in Norway