On the other hand, the penetration rate in rural areas at the end of 2017 stood at a relatively low 41%, while in urban areas it had reached 71%.
Data published by the regulator ANCOM shows that as of the end of 2017 there were a total of 4.8 million fixed-line internet connections in the country, or 7% more than a year earlier.
The total number of fibre-optic connections during the period almost doubled (+94%) to 1.1 million.
Most fixed connections (6&%) offered speeds of at least 100Mbps, 11% between 30-100Mbps, 13% between 10-30Mbps and only 9% up to 10Mbps.
The fixed-line penetration rate per 100 households was 58%, up four percentage points on a year earlier.
The main provider of fixed-line internet services had a market share of 49% at the end of 2017, with its chief competitor claiming 21%, the next competitor 13% and other suppliers 17%.
Despite the low level of take-up of services in rural areas, the number of connections grew by 13% to reach 1.4 million at the end of 2017. Urban areas saw slower growth, up 5% to 3.4 million.