South Korea and Scandinavia are leading the world when it comes to connecting their citizens to the internet, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has found in its the latest rankings of broadband access in 33 developed nations.

The OECD released new statistics on the extent of internet access last month. South Korea topped the rankings, with nearly 98 per cent of its households online as of 2010. 

Canada is in eighth place, at 72.2 per cent, although its latest data is from 2009 while that for the top five countries is from 2010.

Percentage of households with broadband access (2010):

1. South Korea 97.5%

2. Iceland 87%

3. Norway/Sweden (tied) 82.6%

4. Denmark 80.1%

5. Netherlands 79.5%