State of Broadband 2013 report
released by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development.
ITU and UNESCO set up the Broadband Commission for Digital Development in response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s call to step up UN efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Topics covered include connections, speed and affordability of broadband. The focus is upon broadband for development.
Other useful sources of data on broadband include: ITU ict eye which is a free source of statistics. It has basic data on fixed and broadband internet connections from 1998 onwards by country.
For the UK Ofcom has broadband maps and data
They also have a European broadband score card which compares nations earlier in 2013
For further information on EU nations see the Eurostat website. This also links to associated policy
OECD provides free access to data from OECD nations on coverage, internet access and prices.