Internet in Sweden
In Sweden, household broadband is mainly available through cable (in speeds of 128 kbit/s to 1 Gbit/s), ADSL (256 kbit/s to 30 Mbit/s) and VDSL (256 kbit/s to 60 Mbit/s), but in many places also through copper Ethernet LAN networked via fibre MANs connecting buildings..
Ethernet LAN / Fiber / FTTH
The prices for these services depend on which city you live in, and the provider of the physical cable. Many cities own their own fibernetworks and allow different ISPs to offer their services through these nets..
The wired market has seen large investments, such as those from the Carlyle Group, a leading investment company which used to hold 21.6% of the ISP Bredbandsbolaget. In July 2005 Bredbandsbolaget was bought by Norwegian Telenor ASA. Bredbandsbolaget has recently performed a string of acquisitions of weaker competitors. The wireless broadband market has also seen large foreign direct investments; for example Hutchison Whampoa's investments in the Scandinavian 3G mobile operator 3..
Sweden is the fourth most Internet using country in the world per percentage, 91% of the population using the Internet.
Internet and TV-License
Since February 2013 every household in Sweden which has a personal computer connected to the Internet is required by law to pay a TV-License fee to the limited company Radiotjänst i Kiruna AB of approximately 240 Euros per annum.
Household usage of the Internet without paying a TV license is no longer permitted.