According to the OECD, broadband subscription rates in the United States increased by 3.26 per 100 inhabitants between December 2007 and December 2008. That rate of growth makes the United States rank seventh in that category. The Slovak Republic ranks first, with an increase of 3.81 per 100 inhabitants.
According to the OECD, in Oct. 2008 the average monthly subscription cost for broadband access in the United States was $45.52, which makes the United States rank fourteenth out of thirty OECD nations in terms of the affordability of broadband access. Sweden ranks first, with an average monthly cost of $29.22 (measured in US$ PPP).