Have you ever wanted to connect to a neighbor’s Internet because your connection wasn’t great? If the answer is yes, you should know that breaking into encrypted WiFi in the Netherlands is not a crime, but breaking into a network from a computer is.
According to data collected by the Global Consumer Survey from Statistics, 16% of Dutch respondents confirm that they access the Internet through their neighbour’s wireless connection.
This figure is double the number of users in other countries, for example Germany 7% while in France 6%. According to the survey, only 40% of individuals in the Netherlands have access to broadband, and another 14% to a mobile connection via smartphone or tablets.
Meanwhile, the US and UK have lower adult WiFi usage rates than their neighbours, at 3% and 2%, respectively. The US has a low proportion of people with broadband (43%) while the UK is higher at 76%.
As can be seen in the image below, Spain is in fifth place with 5%. China leads the bottom ranking with 2%.
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