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Fixed broadband availability

These statistics detail the share of households with access to fixed broadband subscriptions in Finland. The data is collected from telecommunications operators once a year. The statistics are produced by the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency Traficom.

Fixed broadband connections reaching the speed of at least 100 Mbps are usually implemented with a fibre-optic or cable modem connection. Fixed broadband connections have the advantage of being reliable: weather conditions, natural obstacles or network congestion have only a minor impact on the functionality of internet access.

Definitions

In principle, data on fixed broadband availability is collected by building, which means that overlapping networks may be taken into account. The availability of broadband for households (residential customers) represents quite well the availability of broadband for corporate customers although in reality, the latter may be higher in some aspects. Broadband availability includes households: 

1. that have a broadband connection, or such connection can be activated without construction (for example, a building cable that has already been installed and terminated) OR 

2. where the network reaches the vicinity of the customer’s location (e.g. the boundary of a plot) or where such a connection can be provided in equivalent time and at an equivalent cost.

Each available subscription is included in a speed category based on the maximum data transfer speed advertised to end users (upper limit of the speed range).

Household refers to a flat or house used as a permanent residence.

Download speed means the rate at which data is transferred from the internet to the user’s device.

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