In January 2012, the penetration rate of fixed broadband is 24.6% of the population below the EU average of 27.7%. Slovenia has 38% of fixed lines providing speeds of 10 Mbps and above. With regards to high and ultra fast speeds, only 2.4% of lines provide speeds between 30Mbps and below 100Mbps and 1.6% of fixed lines provide speeds equal or above 100 Mbps. Mobile broadband penetration is 29.1%. In 2011 64% of the population use the internet regularly below the EU average of 68%. With regards to disadvantaged people, the rate was 36%. 29% of citizens have never used the internet.
Take-up of eCommerce is below average, with 31% of the population buying online. Citizens' take-up of eGovernment services is at 46% in 2011. Take-up for businesses is 93%, among the highest in the EU27 and approaching saturation. In 2009, business expenditure on R&D (BERD) in the ICT sectors amounted to 49 mio €. The share of ICT in total BERD is low, at just above 10%.