Households with broadband access out of the total of households connected to the Internet (including ADSL, cable network, etc.)

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In 2011, the percentage of households with Internet access was 63.9%, out of which 96.9% had broadband Internet access.

The main form of broadband Internet connection was by ADSL line (74.9% of the households), according to the results of the survey on information technologies in households, published by the INE and referring to 2011. ADSL connection is followed by cable network connection, with 15.8% of households. Regarding PSTN, almost 2.8% of the households access the Internet in this way.

Regarding the mobile broadband network based in UMTS or 3G, 13.1% of households access to the Internet in this way. Other types of broadband connections recorded a growth of 7 percentage points with respect to the previous year, standing at 8.6%.

National Statistics Institute (INE) of Spain
Survey on the Equipment and Use of Information and Communication Technologies in households (October 5th, 2011)

Number of households, expressed as a percentage of the total of households connected to the Internet, with broadband access, including ADSL and cable.


Study based on telephone and personal interviews. The theoretical sample size comprises 24,972 houses and 3,922 reserves.

Therefore 28,894 houses have been visited. One person aged 15 years old or over is selected from each house; likewise, information is obtained on all children aged 10 to 15 years old residing in the family home.

For 2002 and 2003, data refers to Spanish population aged 15 or over. From 2003 onwards, data refers to Spanish population aged 16-74.

It corresponds to the eEurope 2005 Action Plan policy indicator J.3, which is also included in i2010 Action Plan