by CIO Staff

Survey: U.S. Regains Lead in Internet Efficiency Ranking

Mar 28, 20061 min

The United States has reclaimed its position in the top slot of the World Economic Forum’s Networked Readiness Index, a survey that gauges which countries are using the Internet most effectively and extensively, BBC News reports.

The survey takes many factors into account when ranking locales, such as how each country is employing the Web to influence competitiveness, according to BBC News.

“Information and communication technologies presently represent one of the most important drivers in boosting efficiency and productivity in today’s fast-changing economy,” said Augusto Lopez-Claros, a co-editor of the report and director of World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Network, BBC News reports.

According to BBC News, the top 10 ranked countries are as follows:

1) The United States

2) Singapore

3) Denmark

4) Iceland

5) Finland

6) Canada

7) Taiwan

8) Sweden

9) Switzerland

10) The United Kingdom

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