Internet connection type usage in companies in Germany 2017, by industry sector

This statistic shows the results of a survey done in Germany on which connection types companies used to access the internet in the year 2017. During the survey period it was found that roughly 99 percent of companies in the information and communications sector used a fixed broadband connection.

Share of companies using the following internet connection types in Germany in January 2017, by industry sector

Industry sectorFixed broadband connectionMobile broadband connection (at least 3G)
Information and communication99%81%
Repair of data processing and telecommunications devices99%77%
Freelance, scientific or academic and technical services97%64%
Other commercial services95%70%
Trade, maintenance and repair of motor vehicles95%58%
Surveyed sectors total 95%62%
Power and water supply, sewage and waste disposal94%63%
Manufacturing industries93%59%
Property and real estate93%65%
Traffic, warehouses, postal and courier services92%66%
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Release date

December 2017



Survey time period

February to July 2017

Special properties

Companies with internet access

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible.
The source states that the reporting period is January of the survey year. For the survey done in 2017, fieldwork began in February 2017 with the dispatch of the survey documents and ended in mid July of 2017 with the transfer of the raw data from the statistical offices of the individual states to the Federal Statistical Office.

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