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It seems like a segment of the US was one of the earliest adopters of the internet, but has fallen behind in recent years (although still high penetration). I wonder if inequality has something to do with this.
It also looks relatively correlated with total population, with the exception of at least the United States (which has a much higher adoption rate).
Interesting to note that Canada and the US are the only very large countries above the dividing point -- below that, Internet penetration drops off quickly. And it's nice to see that Canada is way up there. (Though i do believe Canada has more people in densely populated spots near big cities, which helps.)
Getting decent broadband penetration out into rural areas is extremely challenging for large countries. Big cities pig out on high bandwidth while rural areas starve.
As 5G evolves, this may help close the gap. time will tell.