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Korea takes first place again for Internet access
Dec 18, 2004
Korea was ranked first in the list of OECD members for broadband access rate again for the fourth consecutive year, the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy said on Wednesday.
Citing the IT Outlook 2004 compiled by the OECD's Committee for Information, Computer and Communications Policy, the ministry said that at the end of 2003, Korea's broadband access was recorded at 24.08 per 100 persons. Korea was followed by Canada at 15.
Not only did Korea maintain the top position since 2000 but the contribution that the IT sector had on the Korean economy proved to be the highest among the members of the economic body.
According to the same data, the ministry said the Korea also took first place in the n the ratio the IT manufacturing industry takes in the trade balance, that is the ratio of IT shipments in the country's total exports and in the level of IT manufacturing industry's contribution to total labor productivity.