In general, cities have a higher internet access density than smaller cities and suburbs as well as rural areas. In european comparison the data shows that Germany had one of the smallest differences in internet access density by area size in 2022. However, this is due, among other things, to the lack of differentiation in internet speed, where there is an urban-rural divide. This is confirmed by the figures from the BMVI’s Broadband Atlas 2020.
Internet access density
This indicator shows the percentage of private households in cities, smaller towns and suburbs, and rural areas that have internet access. The indicator shows whether there is an urban-rural divide in terms of internet access, meaning that rural regions are being left behind in the wake of digitalization. Access to the internet is a basic prerequisite for participating in digital life.